Regional Integration

  • Peter Coffey
Part of the International Handbooks on Economic Integration book series (IHEI, volume 2)


Ever since the creation of the European Economic community (EEC), in 1958, regional groupings, have despite the reservations of many economists, become ever more popular. In fact, one has the impression that the world is turning into a mass of regional groupings. These may take any of the following forms, a co-operation agreement, a free trade agreement, a customs union, a common market and/or an economic and monetary union (EMU).


European Union Foreign Direct Investment Regional Integration Regional Grouping Free Trade Agreement 
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