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Author Krishna, Pravin.

Title Trade blocs : economics and politics / Pravin Krishna
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, [2005]


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Description xv, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Series Japan-U.S. Center Sanwa monographs on international financial markets
Japan-U.S. Center Sanwa monographs on international financial markets.
Contents 1. Introduction and overview -- 2. The economics of preferential trade areas -- 3. Necessarily welfare-improving preferential trade areas -- 4. Geography and preferential trade agreements : the "natural" trading partners hypothesis -- 5. Preferential trading and multilateralism
Summary "Representing a significant departure from the WTO's central principle of non-discrimination among member countries, preferential trade blocs are now the subject of an intense academic and policy debate. The first section of this book presents a rudimentary and intuitive introduction to the economics of preferential trade agreements. The following chapters present the author's theoretical and empirical research on a number of questions surrounding the issue of preferential trade agreements, including the design of necessarily welfare-improving trade blocs, the quantitative (econometric) evaluation of the economic (welfare) impact of preferential trade liberalization, and the impact of preferential trade agreements and the multilateral trade system."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Trade blocs -- Econometric models.
International trade -- Econometric models.
Protectionism -- Econometric models.
LC no. 2005004040
ISBN 0521770661 hardcover
9780521770668 hardback