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Free trade agreements and globalisation : in the shadow of Brexit and Trump

Author: Arne Melchior
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses the fast spread of free trade agreements (FTAs) across the globe, their content and their economic impact. In the wake of Brexit and the new protectionism of President Trump, Melchior offers a timely assessment of key issues relating to FTAs. Dividing the world into seven major regions, he analyses world trade, the globalisation of FTAs and their role within and between the regions. Using a new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arne Melchior
ISBN: 9783319928333 3319928333
OCLC Number: 1055658626
Description: xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and overview --
2. A portrait of world trade --
3. The global landscape of FTAs --
4. Tariffs: the most and least favoured nations --
5. Non-tariff issues in FTAs --
6. How important is trade? Estimates from a world trade model --
7. Trade, USA and the rise of China: pains and gains --
8. Global versus local integration and Europe's options --
9. Trade policy spillovers and regulatory cooperation --
Appendix A: Data tables --
Appendix B: A world trade model with commodities and differentiated goods --
Appendix C: Tables related to numerical model simulations --
Appendix D: Teaching material: a simple model of regional trade integration.
Responsibility: Arne Melchior.

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