This set of contemporary articles provides a uniquely comprehensive survey of international economic integration, covering the full range of theoretical and practical developments in the field over the past fifty years, and suggesting directions for future research. Topics covered in the 120 articles selected include:
* the theory and measurement of international integration
* monetary aspects and factor mobility
* competition and industrial policy
* regional policy and location of firms
* integration schemes.
This set will prove an invaluable standard reference for researchers and students of international economics.
As the world economy enters the new century it is undergoing the most dramatic structural changes since the Second World War. These are marked by:
* the emergence of regional trading blocs in Europe, Asia and in North America
* the transformation of the former socialist economies
* the creation of a new world trading system with an emphasis on freer trade
* the continuing emergence of East and Southeast Asia as the world's most dynamic economic regions.
Each set contains a comprehensive new introduction by a leading expert in the field, and a selection of key material arranged according to major themes. The Critical Perspectives are an essential resource for those interested in the changing global economy including economists, policy makers and students of international business and international relations.
Sets in preparation include
The Growth Economies of Asia