This new edition of International Economic Integration has been fully revised and updated to reflect current developments in this increasingly important area. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume includes a completely new introduction and conclusion, a new chapter on integration schemes, as well as new examples, quantitative studies and statistical material throughout. Key areas covered include: * Customs markets * Common markets * Economic unions * Examples of past, present and emerging integration schemes * Measurement of the effects of integration * Assessment of the benefits and dangers of international economic integration. Presenting new issues and developments which have occured in the 1990s, the discussion clearly explains the theories involved in international economic integration and gives up-to-date examples of integration in practice around the world, including examples from the Pacific regions, South-East Asia and Africa.
This book will continue to be a vital resource for students and researchers in international economics, international trade and related areas, mobility and industrial policy, as well as new research on economic integration in Asia. The second edition will continue to be a vital reference for students of international economics.