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The challenge of economic integration in the MENA region: from GAFTA and EU-MFTA to small scale Arab Unions

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  • Alessandro Romagnoli

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  • Luisa Mengoni

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  • Alessandro Romagnoli & Luisa Mengoni, 2009. "The challenge of economic integration in the MENA region: from GAFTA and EU-MFTA to small scale Arab Unions," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 69-83, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:42:y:2009:i:1:p:69-83 DOI: 10.1007/s10644-008-9058-0
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    1. Lim, Jamus Jerome & Saborowski, Christian, 2010. "Estimates of trade-related adjustment costs in Syria," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, pages 843-864.
    2. Irena Mikolajun & Jean-Marie Viaene, 2015. "Trade, Factor Mobility and the Extent of Economic Integration: Theory and Evidence," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 15-096/VI, Tinbergen Institute.
    3. Abu Hatab, Assem, 2015. "The Impact of Regional Integration on Intra-Arab Trade in Agrifood Commodities: A Panel Data Approach," MPRA Paper 67991, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Jun 2015.
    4. M. D. Parra & I. Martinez-Zarzoso & C. Suárez-Burguet, 2016. "The impact of FTAs on MENA trade in agricultural and industrial products," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(25), pages 2341-2353, May.
    5. BENCHEA Laura - Ramona, 2015. "Rebuilding the Arab Economies: New Regional and Global Strategies," European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bucharest Economic Academy, issue 02, pages -, June.
    6. BENCHEA Laura - Ramona, 2015. "Rebuilding the Arab Economies: New Regional and Global Strategies," European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bucharest Economic Academy, issue 02, June.
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    8. Smimou, Kamal & Karabegovic, Amela, 2010. "On the relationship between economic freedom and equity returns in the emerging markets: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stock markets," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 119-151, June.
    9. Irena Mikolajun & Jean-Marie Viaene, 2015. "Trade, Factor Mobility and the Extent of Economic Integration: Theory and Evidence," CESifo Working Paper Series 5481, CESifo Group Munich.

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    Keywords

    Free trade areas; MENA Region economic integration; Multilateralism vs bilateralism; F02; O57;

    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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