1st Edition

Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa Economic Boundaries in Flux

Edited By Hassan Hakimian, Jeffrey B Nugent Copyright 2004
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    The recent globalization trends have revived a long-standing interest in regional integration in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Despite numerous attempts to encourage economic integration in MENA in the past few decades, there is broad consensus that progress has been painstakingly slow and the record of economic integration in the MENA region largely beset by failure.
    This book examines the impact of recent changes in the world economy on trade policy within the MENA region and its economic relations with the rest of the world. It considers regional integration and prospects for trade blocs; trade liberalization and economic restructuring; resource endowments and employment trends; and changes in economic boundaries, especially as a result of labour migration and regional conflicts.

    Part 1: Past Trends and Future Prospects for Growth  Part 2: Integration Patterns, Trade Blocs and Regional Policy  Part 3: Trade and Restructuring: Lessons and Outcomes  Part 4: Resource Endowments, Factor Markets and Employment Issues  Part 5: Economic Boundaries in Flux


    Hassan Hakimian, Jeffrey B Nugent

    'Relevant and interesting. I recommend it as a text for applied regional trade as well as for general courses on MENA and economic development.' - Middle East Studies Association