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Title Open markets matter : the benefits of trade and investment liberalisation
Published Paris, France : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, [1998]


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Description 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Trade and Investment Lead the Way to Market Integration -- Ch. 3. The Case for Open Markets -- Ch. 4. Clouds Over the Market Openness Debate -- Ch. 5. Market Openness, Earnings and Employment -- Ch. 6. Trade, Investment and Environmental Integrity -- Ch. 7. Market Openness and National Sovereignty -- Ch. 8. The Way Forward: Strengthening Public Support for Trade and Investment Liberalisation -- App. A. The Costs of Protectionism and the Benefits of Liberalisation: Illustrative Examples - Past and Present -- App. B. Banking Sector Liberalisation and Financial Crises -- App. C. Estimating the Gains from the Uruguay Round
Summary This book examines the various channels through which open markets deliver considerable benefits to societies and their citizens; recalls the real pocket-book costs of protectionism; and addresses the full range of concerns that feature prominently in ongoing discussions over the effects of market liberalisation on employment, income distribution, environmental protection and national sovereignty. A central message of this book is that liberalisation forms part of the solution to the concerns of citizens, rather than being their root cause. The book's comprehensive treatment of the ins and outs of trade and investment liberalisation should make an important contribution to the public debate. It is essential reading for public officials, business leaders and private citizens who wish to take an active part in it
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 161-174
Subject Free trade -- OECD countries.
Investments, Foreign -- OECD countries.
OECD countries -- Commercial policy.
OECD countries -- Foreign economic relations.
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
LC no. 98180122 //r99
ISBN 9264161007
Other Titles Benefits of trade and investment liberalisation