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Trade Policy Issues

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Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756213.071

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

This book edited by Chorng-Huey Wong and Naheed Kirmani, examines a wide range of trade policy issues relevant in the 1990s that were the subject of a seminar organized by the IMF in 1996. The topics include the de...

Regional Trade Arrangements

Regional Trade Arrangements »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752277.084

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trade arrangements have recently attracted growing interest, as existing schemes are either being extended or revived and new groupings are being formed. This study reviews recent initiatives and the exper...

A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries
			: Open Trade and Market Reforms

A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries : Open Trade and Market Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): Oleh Havrylyshyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756473.071

ISBN: 9781557756473

Keywords: dynamic gains, free trade, trade diversion, global liberalization, mfn

The economy of the Mediterranean region countries - which in the present study include Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, as well as Israel and Turkey - experienced a period of strong and dyn...

The Economy of West Bank and Gaza
			: Recent Experience, Prospects, and Challenges to Private Sector Development

The Economy of West Bank and Gaza : Recent Experience, Prospects, and Challenges to Private Sector Development »

Series: Books

Author(s): Steven Barnett , Dale Chua , Nur Calika , Oussama Kanaan , and Milan Zavadjil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757258.071

ISBN: 9781557757258

Keywords: monetary authority, health care, banking, private investment, free trade

The economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip faces a difficult external environment in 1997. This paper, by Steven Barnett, Nur Calika, Dale Chua, Oussama Kanaan, and Milan Zavadijil, presents an assessment of the r...

Western Europe in Transition
			: Impact of Opening Up Eastern Europe

Western Europe in Transition : Impact of Opening Up Eastern Europe »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451954500.071

ISBN: 9781451954500

Keywords: capital inflows, capital flows, capital markets, free trade, capital outflows

This paper examines the impact of the opening up of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union on Western Europe. The analysis suggests that given reasonable (yet necessarily imprecise) assumptions on the likely de...

Central America
			: Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064461.084

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

Central America has received growing attention as a region that is integrating successfully into the global economy. This paper examines-among other things-the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of the Free Trad...

Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice1

Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice1 »

Source: Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice

Volume/Issue: 2008/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869279

Keywords: Regional Trade Agreement, Multilateral Trade Agreement, Lobbying, regional trade, trade agreement, free trade, free trade agreement,

This paper provides a political economy analysis of the incentives underpinning a country's decision to enter a regional trade agreement when a multilateral free trade agreement is available, and of how entering a...

Trade Policies and Lithuania's Reintegration Into the Global Economy

Trade Policies and Lithuania's Reintegration Into the Global Economy »

Source: Trade Policies and Lithuania's Reintegration Into the Global Economy

Volume/Issue: 1995/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Cornelius , Jonas Cicinskas , and Dalia Treigiené

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451929973

Keywords: foreign trade, free trade, trade shock, free trade agreements, world market

The reintegration into the world economy has been an integral part of Lithuania’s transformation process. Trade policy reform has been assigned a key role, aiming at opening up the economy and redirecting fo...

Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance

Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance »

Source: Regional Integration and Baltic Trade and Investment Performance

Volume/Issue: 1997/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Sharer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858143

Keywords: fdi, free trade, trade creation, trade diversion, market access

This paper analyzes the role of regional arrangements in trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) performance in the Baltics. While progress with transition is a key determinant of trade and FDI performance, regio...

Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA1/

Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA1/ »

Source: Is Regionalism Simply a Diversion? Evidence from the Evolution of the EC and EFTA

Volume/Issue: 1995/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451853155

Keywords: trade diversion, dummy variables, trade creation, free trade, equation

This paper considers the impact on trade of preferential arrangements in Europe since the 1950s. Using a first difference version of the gravity model, we find that the EEC and EFTA altered the pattern of internati...