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The Economics of Regional Trading Arrangements
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The Economics of Regional Trading Arrangements

Richard Pomfret

Abstract

Regional trading arrangements have been a recurring, and often challenging, feature of the global trading system established after 1945. This book analyses the economic, historical, and political reasons behind these challenges, which arose even though the multilateral trading system was serving the world well over the second half of the twentieth century. The book's three main parts deal with the history, theory, and empirical evidence on the effects of discriminatory trade policies in general, and of regionalism in particular.

Keywords: regional trading arrangements, regionalism, trade policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199248877.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Pomfret, author
University of Adelaide
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