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Trading Blocs in the Twenty-First Century: Complexity and Consequences

Francesco Duina

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The twentieth century saw the consolidation of national economies. The twenty-first century could very well be the time of regional trading blocs: today, nearly every country on Earth is part of one ... More


Regional Integration

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter deals with one of the most important exceptions to the most‐favoured‐nation (MFN) rule allowed by the WTO (World Trade Organization): regional integration agreements (RIAs). Almost all ... More


Regionalization of World Trade and Currencies: Economics and Politics

Jeffrey A. Frankel and Shang-Jin Wei

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Drawing on earlier econometric results, this chapter explores the effects that regional economic arrangements concerning currencies have had on bilateral trade. It considers economic welfare effects ... More


Continental Trading Blocs: Are They Natural or Supernatural?

Jeffrey A. Frankel, Ernesto Stein, and Shang-jin Wei

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The world trading system seems to be moving, not just to a system of regional free trade areas (FTAs) but to a system of large continental groupings. In Europe, the European Union (formerly the ... More


The Welfare Implications of Trading Blocs among Countries with Different Endowments

Antonio Spilimbergo and Emesto Stein

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Over the last decade, a large number of bilateral trading arrangements have been created, strengthened, or proposed in nearly every region of the world. Empirical evidence on bilateral trade flows ... More


Regional Trading Arrangements as Development Strategy

Rajat Acharyya and Saibal Kar

in International Trade and Economic Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199672851
eISBN:
9780191783081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672851.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Over the last two decades there has been an unprecedented proliferation of regional trading arrangements and free trade agreements between countries both within and across continents. This chapter ... More


Global Organizations in a Changing World

Rabi S. Bhagat

in Global Organizations: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190241490
eISBN:
9780190671143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241490.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

During the past four decades, there has been a significant growth of organizations that function across borders and cultures. These organizations are not necessarily Western or European in origin. ... More


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