Global Economic Integration and Justice: A Capabilities Approach

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 58)


A survey of the beliefs of economists today would surely fmd that comparative advantage is among the most sacrosanct of economic concepts. The notion that countries benefit from trade whenever there exist cross-border differences in endowments and preferences has survived repeated assaults from within and without economics. Indeed, allegiance to this proposition is taken to distinguish true economists from ideologues, opportunists and the ignorant (cf.Krugman 1993).


European Union Free Trade Comparative Advantage Economic Integration United Nations Development Programme 
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  1. 1.Graduate School of International StudiesUniversity of DenverUSA

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