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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • New Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacificby Christopher M. Dent

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 130.00

    This book studies the main causes, consequences and nature of the Asia-Pacific's new free trade agreement (FTA) trend, and its implications for the global economy. It explores the FTA policies of the region's trade powers and offers conceptual and theoretical perspectives on the relationship between economic bilateralism and regionalism. more...

  • Preferential Trade Agreementsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    This report aims to answer two major questions: (1) How beneficial are the trade preferences provided to developing countries; and (2) what are the implications of possible erosion of these benefits under multilateral trade liberalisation? The report focuses on trade preferences provided by the so-called Quad countries (Canada, the European Union,... more...

  • State Subsidies in the Global Economyby Nikolaos Zahariadis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Using figures from European Union members, the volume highlights the conditional effects of globalization, asset specificity, and domestic institutions. Far from being impotent, democratic states face politically powerful pressures to continue to shield social actors from the vagaries of the global market. more...

  • Trade Liberalisation and Regional Disparity in Pakistanby Muhammad Shoaib Butt; Jayatilleke S. Bandara

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 178.00

    Pakistan?s military, which has directly controlled the country?s affairs for more than half of its post-independence history and which often retained real political power even during periods of democratic rule, has played a significant role in trade liberalisation. Regional disparities have increased since the beginning of major trade liberalisation... more...

  • Termites in the Trading Systemby Jagdish Bhagwati

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 16.99

    Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist who uniquely combines a reputation as the leading scholar of international trade with a substantial presence in public policy on the important issues of the day, shines here a critical light on Preferential Trade Agreements, revealing how the rapid spread of PTAs endangers the world trading system.... more...

  • Post-NAFTA North Americaby Professor Isidro Morales

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    The author argues that in the post-9/11 era, North America is evolving from a primarily economic space to a strategic 'securitized' one and that NAFTA has been used by the US as a regulatory framework for dealing with the pressures of globalization that have emerged in the post-Cold War era. more...

  • Trade in Services in South Asiaby Saman Kelegama

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. It offers an overview of the entire region on market access and regulatory issues as defined by the GATS framework of the WTO and exposes areas for regional and bilateral liberalization. It provides policymakers and other stakeholders... more...

  • Free Trade for the Americas?by Paulo Vizentini; Marianne Wiesebron

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    This book focuses on the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement. This volume explains the origins and ongoing process of the negotiations and explains why the US wants to expand its NAFTA model. It makes clear that investment protection, in addition to trade, is at the heart of the new agreement. And it examines in-depth the possible consequences... more...

  • Trade Preference Erosionby Maurizio Bussolo

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    This volume introduces the gender dimension in the empirical analyses on the links between trade and poverty. Gender disparities, an important component of overall inequality, may limit the gains from trade and the potential benefits to poor people. This view is supported by the robust finding that while growth (as well as the gains from trade) is... more...

  • Lessons from NAFTAby Daniel Lederman

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    Analyzing the experience of Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Lessons from NAFTA aims to provide guidance to Latin American and Caribbean countries considering free trade agreements with the United States. The authors conclude that the treaty raised external trade and foreign investment inflows and had a modest effect on... more...