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Free Trade Agreements and Globalisation

In the Shadow of Brexit and Trump

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of free trade agreements (FTAs); their number, content and impact.

  • Examines trade and FTAs for the whole world, split into seven major regions.

  • Presents a new numerical model of world trade, with results from 110 countries and regions.

  • Analyses the sub-regional impact of trade and trade policy for large nations.

  • Contains teaching material.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    • Arne Melchior
    Pages 1-17
  3. A Portrait of World Trade

    • Arne Melchior
    Pages 19-36
  4. The Global Landscape of FTAs

    • Arne Melchior
    Pages 37-48
  5. Non-tariff Issues in FTAs

    • Arne Melchior
    Pages 67-92
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 173-276

About this book

This book analyses the fast spread of free trade agreements (FTAs) across the globe, their content and their economic impact. In the wake of Brexit and the new protectionism of President Trump, Melchior offers a timely assessment of key issues relating to FTAs.

Dividing the world into seven major regions, he analyses world trade, the globalisation of FTAs and their role within and between the regions. Using a new world trade model, he then presents new evidence on the impact of trade agreements, the value of trade, the impact of China’s growth and the West’s industrial decline, and the role of reciprocity in trade policy. Covering rich and poor countries, commodity exporters and all of the world’s regions, he offers new and original insights about a number of pertinent issues facing today’s world.

Arne Melchior is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Economics and Trade at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway. His research interests include international trade and trade policy, economic geography, international inequality and global economic development.


Keywords

  • Free trade agreements
  • FTA
  • Brexit
  • International policy
  • International trade
  • Political economy
  • Economic mechanisms
  • Tariffs
  • Trump
  • Trumponomics
  • FTA negotiations
  • Regulatory cooperation
  • EFTA
  • EU agreements
  • CGE models
  • International political economy
  • DESTA
  • Computable general equilibrium
  • Trade barriers
  • Trade partners

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway

    Arne Melchior

About the author

Arne Melchior is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Economics and Trade at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway. His research interests include international trade and trade policy, economic geography, international inequality and global economic development.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-92834-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)