This book considers the issue of regional exposure to external economic events, exploring the role of trade in the performance of American states. It focuses on the case of trade with the European Community, analyzing the potential impacts of its integration on trade with individual states. .
1. Introduction: International Trade and Regional Economies 2. The States' Exposure to Trade with the European Union 3. The Trade Component of Regional Economic Growth 4. The Regional Economic Impact of European Integration 5. Summary: International Trade and Regional Policy