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Regional integration and the new type of commercial warfare


  • Rotaru, Marius-Petre


The lowest the number of the regional integration areas, the higher the propensity for protectionism (Krugman). The revival of regional protectionism measures meets the case of a commercial warfare. In the largest integrated market, investors must “play” by strict rules, so that a balance between productivity and risk should be kept. The elasticity in replacing the goods interchanged across local areas commensurate with the frequency of intra-regional and extra-regional goods replacement by consumers, depending on how prices evolve. The challenge of cross-area regional integration commercial warfare might lessen to the extent that these few areas are strong enough to build their global commercial relationships upon cooperative arrangements rather then conflict-wise solutions.

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  • Rotaru, Marius-Petre, 2008. "Regional integration and the new type of commercial warfare," MPRA Paper 17929, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17929

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    regional integration; protectionism; commercial warfare; elasticity; global cooperation; Romania’s commercial security;
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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment


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