Do Trading Blocs Liberalise World Trade?
Abstractregional integration appears to have displaced the multilateral process as a means of liberalising trade in the world economy. Does the pursuit of regional agreements undermine the multilateral process of trade liberalisation embodied in the GATT? In this paper we develop a theoretical framework exploring the optimal size of trade blocs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by New South Wales - School of Economics in its series Papers with number 96/11.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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