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Journal ArticleSmall Trade Flows and Preference Utilisation: The Case of the European Union
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsCommercial policy Economic integration Public utilities
Journal ArticleAn ASEAN-EU FTA, Regional Production Sharing, and Regional Cohesion, Focus on Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsEconomic integration Regional economics Welfare economics
Journal Special IssueSouth-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
In this special issue, five articles address some of the challenges associated with integrating an existing S-S regional agreement with a new template that results from block negotiations with a northern partner...Commercial policy Economic development Economic integration
Journal ArticleInternational Integration and the Determinants of Regional Development in China
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsEconomic integration Equality and inequality Poverty
Book ChapterComponent Trade and China's Global Economic Integration
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic integration Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Working PaperDeveloping Ireland: Committing to Economic Openness and Building Domestic Institutional Capabilities
This paper sets out to explain the factors behind Ireland’s exceptional period of economic growth from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s...Economic development Economic integration Economic policy
Working PaperHungary: The Janus-faced Success Story
This paper offers a broad overview of the Hungarian development strategy over the past two decades...Economic development Economic integration Strategic planning
Working PaperGrowth and Trade Horizons for Asia: Long Term Forecasts for Regional Integration
Economic emergence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India has fundamentally altered the economic landscape of Asia and its relation to the global economy...Economic development Economic integration Globalization
Working PaperComponent Trade and China’s Global Economic Integration
China’s engagement in the so-called international fragmentation of production – namely ‘cross-border dispersion of component production/assembly within vertically integrated manufacturing industries’ – has become an incr...Economic integration Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Working PaperInternational Integration and Regional Development in China
Concerns about the duration of China’s growth and hence the question of a permanent significant contribution of China to world economic growth relate, amongst other things, to the problem of reducing regional disparity in China...Economic integration Equality and inequality Poverty
Book ChapterThe Effects of Regional Integration: Impact on Real Effective Exchange Rate Volatility, Institutional Quality and Growth for MENA Countries Econometric models (Economic development) Economic integration Economic policy
Book ChapterFinance and Growth: An Empirical Assessment of the Indian Economy Credit Economic integration Finance
Book ChapterThe Impact of Financial Openness on Economic Integration: Evidence from Europe and the CIS Econometric models (Economic development) Economic integration International finance
ProjectDevelopment in an urban world
In 2007 the number of urban inhabitants will surpass rural dwellers as a percentage of the total world population. By 2030 the proportion of people living in cities globally is expected to reach 61%, with almost 80% of urban dwellers living in less...Poverty Inequality and Well-being Urban
Working PaperGeography and Development in Africa: Overview and Implications for Regional Cooperation
Geography causes African countries to experience a ‘proximity gap’. To overcome this gap a ‘big push’ may be needed in infrastructure...Economic integration Infrastructure (Economics) Migration, Internal
Working PaperCoordinating Aid for Regional Cooperation Projects: The Experience of Central Asia
For the Central Asian countries the dissolution of the Soviet Union led to economic disintegration as old coordination mechanisms disappeared and new national borders appeared...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic integration International trade