Regional Integration: Experience, Theory, and Measurement
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Regional Integration provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of both the theoretical and empirical literature in international economic integration, initially inspired by the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 and enhanced since the 1960s through the proliferation of regional integration schemes. Focusing on the pure theoretical and technical empirical work in the field, the author covers all developments in abstract modeling and measurement techniques.
In assessing the experience of regional integration, El-Agraa addresses the issues of customs unions versus free trade areas, customs unilateral tariff reduction, regional integration and multilateralism, and estimating the benefits of integrated markets.
Regional Integration fully updates and revises the analysis of the author’s very well-received The Theory and Measurement of International Economic Integration (1989) to take into account the impact of another decade of rapid integration around the world.
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The European Union has established itself as a leading text that provides readers from all disciplines with a sound understanding of the economics and policies of the EU. Its wealth of information, detail and analysis has ensured that previous editions have been read by a generation of students, researchers and policy makers. It covers all major EU policy areas as well as theories of economic integration, the theory of economic and monetary union (EMU), the measurement of the economic effects of European integration and the legal dimension in EU integration. It also includes an explanation and analysis of all recent developments affecting the EU such as enlargement, the ratification of the Nice Treaty and the Convention for the Future of Europe. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes new resources to help students and teachers, including summaries, review questions, suggestions for essay titles and further reading lists.
The Euro and Britain: Implications of Moving into the Emu (Financial Times Series)
(January 1 2002: 300 million Europeans cease trading in th...)
January 1 2002: 300 million Europeans cease trading in their local currency and fill their pockets, wallets, and bank accounts with a new pan-European currency - the euro. European mints have produced over 65billion pieces of the currency, which armoured vans have transported to banks in even the most remote towns and villages of the 12 participating countries in the biggest European initiative since World War Two. British business people, just like British politicians and - for that matter - the general public, are deeply divided on the desirability of Euro membership but it seems almost inevitable that Britain will join the single currency. The debate about Europe has been a key governmental issue for several decades now, yet the subject is complex and largely inaccessible to the average person. The Euro and Britain sets out the essential theory to enable people to make informed decisions pending the forthcoming Euro debates, taking the reader through every aspect of the discussion clearly and comprehensively. The Euro and Britain is divided into three parts: * Part one provides a general background, analysing the EU and Britain's membership within it. * Part two concentrates on EMU, the euro and the European Central Bank which controls it, and the development and policies surrounding the euro. * Part three discusses the problems concerning the system of operating EMU and the euro within the context of the UK. This includes macroeconomic considerations, the impact on banking and financial institutions, and consequences for UK trade. Contributors come from: South Bank University, University of Leeds, City University Business School, University of Cambridge, University of East London, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and the University of Turku in Finland.
The European Union: Economics and Policies (7th Edition)
(The European Union is designed for readers from all disci...)
The European Union is designed for readers from all disciplines studying the EU, its economics and policies, and the effects of economic integration. Its wealth of information, detail and analysis will ensure that it is read by students, researchers and professional policymakers alike.The European Union gained an excellent reputation since it first published and has established itself as a best-selling textbook in the field, offering a uniquely comprehensive guide to the economics and policies of the European Union. Retaining its original flavour, with historical development enshrined in its approach, this book reflects the dynamic and evolving nature of the EU and examines recent major changes.The book is written in such a way that the pure theory and measurement techniques are confined to separate chapters. The editor has taken great pains to ensure that the book reads as a complete whole, not as a collection of independent articles and the reader has a unique product which offers a truly single book, yet is authored by several acknowledged authorities in the various fields tackled.
Ali M. El-Agraa, is a British Emeritus Professor of International Economic Integration. He is a member of the Royal Economic Society, UK, American Economic Association, USA, and the UK's International Economics Study Group Committee (1982-1988).
His father's ancestors are a mixture of Egyptians, Iraqis and Saudi Arabians. His mother's are a mixture of Egyptians, Saudi Arabians, Syrians and Turks
Ali was born on January 1, 1941, in Wad Medani, Sudan. He arrived in England in 1964 and became a British citizen in 1977. He is a son of Mohammed Abdul-Rahman El-Agraa and Rawdhat Al Fardous Yaaghoub Elamin Hammad.
Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1964. Master of Arts in Economics with Distinction, University of Leeds, UK, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, UK, 2000. Higher Doctorate, Kyushu National University, Japan, 2001.
Senior Scholar (Tutor/Assistant Lecturer) in Economics, Khartoum University, Sudan, 1964-1967, then Lecturer, 1967-1972; Lecturer in Economics, Leeds University, UK, 1971-1981, Head, Office of the University Adviser to Overseas Students, Leeds University, UK, 1979-1982, Senior Lecturer, Leeds University, UK, 1981-1993. Professor of International Economics and European/American Economies, Fukuoka University, Japan, 1988-2011, Emeritus Professor of International Economic Integration, Fukuoka University, Japan, 2011-. Visiting Professor of International Economics, European Studies and Arab Economy, International University of Japan, Japan, 1984-1986.
Visiting Distinguished Scholar, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1985. Visiting Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University, USA, 1997-1998. Lifetime Visiting Professor, Wuhan University, China, 1990-. Chairman Board of Advisors, Kyushu Conference for Government, Industry and Universities, Fukuoka, Japan, 1989-1994. Chairman, Fukuoka International Forum (FIF), Fukuoka, Japan, 1990-1998, President, FIF, 1998-2009. Consultant, Kyushu Economic Forum, Fukuoka, Japan, 1989-1995 and the Anglo-Japanese Economic Institute, London, UK,1988-2002.
Senior International Consultant, United Nations's Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2001.
Author, editor: The Economics of the European Community, 1980, 9th edition, The European Union: Economics and Policies, 2011, International Economic Integration, 1982, second edition, 1988, Britain Within the European Community, 1983, Protection, Cooperation, Integration and Development, 1987, Public and International Economics, 1993. Author: Theory of International Trade, 1983, Trade Theory and Policy, 1984, Japan's Trade Frictions, 1988, International Trade, 1989, Theory and Measurement of International Economic Integration, 1989, (with edited contributions) Economic Integration Worldwide, 1997, Regional Integration: Experience, Theory and Measurement, 1999, European Union: Economics and Policies, 2000, The Euro and Britain, 2002, The European Union Illuminated, 2015. Co-author: Theory of Customs Unions, 1981.
Member Royal Economic Society, American Economic Association, International Economics Study Group Committee (1982-1988).
gym activities, walking, travelling, bridge, music
Married Diana Latham Moult, October 20, 1979. Children: Mark Stephen, Frances Hannah.