New Dimensions In Regional Integration by Jaime De MeloNew Dimensions In Regional Integration by Jaime De Melo

New Dimensions In Regional Integration

EditorJaime De Melo, Arvind Panagariya

Paperback | March 29, 1996

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The slow progress of the GATT negotiations, developing countries'' experience of trade liberalization in the 1980s and recent dramatic changes in Eastern Europe have all revived interest in regional integration. Papers in this volume, based on a CEPR joint conference with the World Bank, analyze why countries find regional integration more attractive now than in the past, the circumstances under which different kinds of integration are appropriate and the conditions necessary for their success. It also considers whether regionalism may serve as a stepping stone to multilateral free trade and the possible harmful long-term effects on small developing countries and free traders of the world''s division into trading blocs.
Title:New Dimensions In Regional IntegrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.14 inPublished:March 29, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521556686

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Table of Contents

Preface; Foreword Richard Portes and Lawrence Summers; Acknowledgements; List of conference participants; Part I. Systemic Issues: 1. Introduction Jaime de Melo and Arvind Panagariya; 2. Regionalism and multilateralism: an overview Jagdish Bhagwati; Discussion Robert Baldwin and Richard Blackhurst; 3. Regionalism versus multilateralism: analytical notes Paul Krugman; Discussion Ronald Jones and T. N. Srinivasan; 4. Multilateral and bilateral trade policies in the world trading system: an historical perspective Douglas A. Irwin; Discussion Barry Eichengreen and Mancur Olson; 5. Gatt''s influence on regional arrangements J. Michael Finger; Discussion Jean Baneth and Robert Hudec;Part II. Country Issues: 6. The new regionalism: a country perspective Jaime de Melo, Arvind Panagariya and Dani Rodrik; Discussion Ronald Findlay and Constantine Michalopoulos; 7. The European Community: a case of successful integration? L. Alan Winters; Discussion Ravi Kanbur and André Sapir; 8. Regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa: past experience and future prospects Faezeh Foroutan; Discussion Christopher Bliss and Ishrat Hussain; 9. Latin America''s integration and the multilateral trading system Julio Nogués and Rosalinda Quintanilla; Discussion Christopher Clague and Jesús Seade; 10. Regional integration in Eastern Europe: prospects for integration within the region and with the European Community Josef C. Brada; Discussion Alan Gelb and Gábor Oblath; 11. Regional trade arrangements in North America: CUSTA and NAFTA John Whalley; Discussion Fernando Clavijo and Ulrich Lächler;12. Trading Blocs and East Asia Gary R. Saxonhouse; Discussion Hugh Patrick and Vinod Thomas; 13. Prospects for regional integration in the Middle East Stanley Fischer; Discussion Richard Baldwin and Enzo Grilli; Round Table Discussion Richard N. Cooper, W. Max Corden, Rudiger Dornbusch; Index.

From Our Editors

In this book, derived from a conference organised jointly by the World Bank and CEPR in April 1992, leading international experts assess the renewed attractiveness of regional integration to individual countries, the types of integration that are suitable to various circumstances, the conditions necessary to their success, and the relationship between regionalism and multilateral free trade.