With this Handbook, Miroslav Jovanovic has provided readers with both an excellent stand-alone original reference book as well as the first volume in a comprehensive three-volume set. This introduction into a rich and expanding academic and practical world of international economic integration also provides a theoretical and analytical framework to the reader, presenting select analytical studies and encouraging further research.
International Handbook on the Economics of Integration, Volume I covers two broad themes: general integration issues and regional integration groups. The first part discusses topics that range from an overview of the regional integration deals registered with the World Trade Organization, to multilateralism and regionalism, hub-and-spoke integration networks, limits to integration, rules of origin, and globalization. The second part of the Handbook is devoted to an outline of the principal integration arrangements in Europe, the Mediterranean, North and Latin America, East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as economic integration efforts throughout the Arab world.
Contributors to this major reference work include eminent authors, some of whom contributed to the creation of economic integration theory from the outset. The authors not only survey the literature, but also present their own arguments and new ideas in order to offer a new perspective, as well as discussing the issues they believe are essential in the field. Each of the insightful chapters is approachable not only to graduate students, scholars, researchers and policymakers, but also to advanced undergraduate students.
Edited by Miroslav N. Jovanovic, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland and Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Contents: Foreword Nicolas Levrat Introductory Note Petko Draganov Preface Introduction PART I: GENERAL ISSUES 1. The Never-ending Story of Regional Trade Agreements Roberto V. Fiorentino 2. Multilateralising Regionalism: Spaghetti Bowls as Building Blocks on the Path to Global Free Trade Richard E. Baldwin 3. Multilateral versus Regional Trading Arrangements: Substitutes or Complements? Richard G. Lipsey and Murray G. Smith 4. Contemporary Regionalism Wilfred J. Ethier 5. The World Trade Organization and International Economic Integration: Legal Aspects Dencho Georgiev 6. Preferential Liberalisation in a Hub-and-Spoke Configuration versus a Free Trade Area Ronald J. Wonnacott 7. The Economic Case for Reciprocal Trade Negotiations: Gains from Both Imports and Exports Paul Wonnacott and Ronald J. Wonnacott 8. Understanding the Barriers to Entry Effects of Rules of Origin in Preferential Trading Arrangements with an Application to Asian FTAs Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo and Alberto Portugal-Perez 9. The Limits to Integration Michele Fratianni and Francesco Marchionne 10. Technology and Globalisation Richard G. Lipsey 11. Globalisation: An Anatomy Miroslav N. Jovanovic PART II: REGIONAL GROUPS 12. A New Era for Europe: The Lisbon Treaty - From Constitution to Lisbon Treaty Dusan Sidjanski 13. EU Policies and Policy-making Phedon Nicolaides 14. From the Barcelona Process to the Union for the Mediterranean: Rhetoric versus the Record Yiannis Tirkides and Andreas Theophanous 15. The North American Free Trade Agreement: Fait Accompli? Murray G. Smith 16. Regional Integration in East Asia Richard Pomfret 17. East Asia's Economic Integration and Institutional Cooperation for Further Integration Daisuke Hiratsuka 18. Integration Efforts and Economic Dynamics in South America Claudio R. Frischtak 19. Structural Adjustment in Latin America: From Crisis to Ambiguity Anil Hira 20. Economic Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa Lisa Borgatti 21. Globalisation Challenges and New Arab Regionalism: Towards a New Deal of South-South Integration Mohieddine Hadhri 22. Towards a Relance Arabe? Bilateral and Regional Economic Integration Initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa Tomer Broude Index