In this capstone volume in the INE series, the authors review the growing pressure for deeper international integration, explore the strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to dealing with these pressures, and present concrete proposals to help achieve a global community that will balance openness, diversity, and cohesion. A volume of Brookings' Integrating National Economies Series
Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts, USA. He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His books include Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade (Brookings, 1998) and Single World, Divided Nations? International Trade and the OECD Labor Markets (Brookings/OECD, 1996). Albert Bressand is managing director of Promethee. Takatoshi Ito is professor of economist at Hitotsubashi University, Japan.