International Handbook on the Economics of Integration: v. 3 Factor Mobility, Agriculture, Environment and Quantitative Studies
By: Miroslav N. Jovanovic (editor)Hardback
With this Handbook, Miroslav Jovanovi has provided readers with both an excellent stand-alone original reference book as well as an integral part of 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 III covers three broad themes: factor mobility (transnational corporations and labour migration); agriculture and environment; and quantitative studies of integration effects. A removal of barriers for the mobility of factors in certain integration arrangements among countries has an impact on the mobility of capital, firms and individuals within the group. Various aspects of this factor mobility are analysed in eight detailed chapters. The second theme of the Handbook is devoted to agriculture and environment. This is of great global relevance as the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU has been a bone of contention in international relations over several decades.
Finally, seven quantitative studies of the effects of integration attempt to measure various potential benefits of regional integration efforts. 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.
Contents: PART I: FACTOR MOBILITY A. TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS 1. Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Integration Christos Pitelis 2. An Enlarged EU, Institutional Challenges and European Competitiveness John Dunning and Jeremy Clegg 3. The Integration and Fragmentation Role of Transnational Companies Grazia Ietto-Gillies 4. Multinational Enterprises and Regional Economic Integration: Rethinking Key Metrics in International Business Alan Rugman and Chang Hoon Oh 5. Economic Integration from Above and Below with the Evidence of Japanese MNEs in Europe Ken-ichi Ando 6. International Mergers and Acquisitions Ed Safarian B. LABOUR MIGRATION 7. Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Integration Klaus F. Zimmermann and Amelie Constant 8. Reforming the System of International Migration Slobodan Djajic PART II: AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 9. European Integration and Agricultural Protection, An Introduction Piet van den Noort 10. The Reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy Huib Silvis and Roel Jongeneel 11. Agricultural Policy as a Barrier to Global Economic Integration Kym Anderson and Ernesto Valenzuela 12. The Differential Impact of Economic Integration on Environmental Policy Jale Tosun and Christoph Knill PART III: QUANTIFICATION OF EFFECTS OF INTEGRATION 13. Estimating the Effects of Integration Nigel Grimwade, David Mayes and Jiao Wang 14. The Quantitative Effects of European Post-war Economic Integration Harald Badinger and Fritz Breuss 15. Measuring the Extent and Costs of EU Protectionism Vo Phuong Mai Le, Patrick Minford and Eric Nowell 16. Econometric Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the EU Cohesion Policy - A Survey Tobias Hagen and Philipp Mohl 17. The Contribution of Policy Liberalization to US Integration with the Global Economy Gary Hufbauer and Matthew Adler 18. GATT/WTO Membership and its Effect on Trade: Where Do We Stand? Andrew Rose 19. Do Economic Integration Agreements Lead to Deeper Integration of Services Markets? Juan Marchetti
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