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  Economic integration or separation
The economic consequences are undoubtedly negative, but economics is not and cannot be the dominant consideration at this stage in Israeli-Palestinian interaction.
But while intensive economic integration between the two economies can be useful for both sides, the exaggeration of the joint relationship towards complete integration, a custom union and one pricing system unfairly benefits Israel and maintains the feeling of exploitation among Palestinians.
Ephraim Kleiman is Patinkin Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
www.bitterlemons.org /previous/bl130103ed2.html   (2971 words)

 Evatt Foundation: Publication: A completely misleading description - 12 June 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Issues relating to economic integration should be dealt with in a multilateral context and in a manner that does not prejudice the democratic rights of Australians to control their own social and economic institutions.
Economic analysis of policy proposals may be based either on first principles or on economic modelling.
The central theme of the economic critique is that copyrights and patents cannot be appropriately analysed in terms of the protection of 'intellectual property'.
evatt.org.au /publications/papers/128.html   (5105 words)

 Globalisation and Arab economic integration
It integrates the micro and macro-economic forces and factors and analyses the process of establishment and development of a strategic economic integration relationship over time by considering the life cycle and phases of this relationship.
In economics, scarcity of means is the central problem and we as Muslims or non-Muslims have to economize on means so that there is maximum national output from the given means and maximum total satisfaction from the given output.
Economic development and integration have become a necessary condition to be fulfilled to enable the Muslim or Arab peoples to secure human welfare in general and economic welfare in particular in order to achieve a good life goal with all its dimensions, the economic aspect being only one of them.
www.hf-fak.uib.no /smi/pao/zineldin.html   (7704 words)

 MSN Encarta - European Union
Its principal goal is to promote and expand cooperation among member states in economics and trade, social issues, foreign policy, security and defense, and judicial matters.
Some supporters of European political unity, such as the French statesman Jean Monnet, further believed that if the nations of Europe were to resume a dominant role in world affairs, they had to speak with one voice and command resources comparable to those of the United States.
Economic and political viewpoints merged in the assumptions that economic strength was the basis of political and military power, and that a fully integrated European economy would reduce conflict among European nations.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579567/European_Union.html   (896 words)

 Advantages Of Economic Integration -
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integration.fabug.com /index.php?k=advantages-of-economic-integration   (1096 words)

 FRB: Speech, Greenspan -- Global economic integration: Opportunities and challenges --August 25, 2000
Thus, should recent positive trends in economic growth falter, it is quite imaginable that support for market-oriented resource allocation will wane and the latent forces of protectionism and state intervention will begin to reassert themselves in many countries, including the United States.
For now, the process of globalization is being aided by strengthening economic growth, which is clearly being driven by an accelerating application of new insights.
How the convergence of economic systems toward the most market-oriented capitalist structures will fare if world long-term economic growth trends revert to historic norms is an intriguing question.
www.federalreserve.gov /boarddocs/speeches/2000/20000825.htm   (1905 words)

 Globalization of the Economy - Globalization - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This page analyzes economic globalization, and examines how it might be resisted or regulated in order to promote sustainable development.
Export Processing Zones, sometimes known as maquiladoras or Special Economic Development Zones, are usually exempt from national taxes, tariff duties and a wide range of regulations, including those on wages, working conditions, health protection, environmental safety and trade union rights.
The IMF was orginally envisoned as a "lender of last resort" for countries experiencing economic crises.
globalpolicy.igc.org /globaliz/econ   (620 words)

 Globalisation and Arab economic integration
According to the Islamic economic philosophy, these quantities are to be studied about at a theoretical and a policy level in an integrated way involving ethical and moral issues in economic problems.
Frequently this is also called 'total' economic integration in distinction of some other international arrangements involving closer economic cooperation or some degree of integration such as free trade areas, customs unions, and common markets.
The economic independence or interdependence in form of cooperation and integration instead of merely competition, is the today's most important issue for Arab prosperity and development.
www.hf.uib.no /smi/pao/zineldin.html   (7704 words)

 Factors Driving Global Economic Integration -- by Michael Mussa, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, IMF
Public policy toward economic integration is also, to an important extent, responsive to the tastes that people have regarding various aspects of such integration, as well as to the technologies that make integration possible.
Economic considerations, including the cost of transportation mainly explain why immigration was particularly high during this period, with fluctuations in annual immigration flows reflecting (with a short lag) business cycle conditions in the United States.
The two fundamental factors that appear to have driven this increasing global economic integration are continuing improvements in the technology of transportation and communication and a very substantial, progressive reduction in artificial barriers to international commerce resulting from public policy interventions.
www.imf.org /external/np/speeches/2000/082500.htm   (12327 words)

 European Economic Integration: A Conflict of Visions - Southwest Economy, July/Aug 2005 - FRB Dallas
Economic integration is a key theme of the global era in which we live today.
So it is not economic integration per se that is being debated, because a uniformly low-tax Europe with flexible labor markets would be just as integrated as a Europe that embraces uniformly high tax rates and inflexible labor markets.
If the 25 members of the EU were to agree to integrate along French or German norms, the fact that the federation had achieved further economic integration would not save its economy from sliding into the night.
www.dallasfed.org /research/swe/2005/swe0504b.html   (2033 words)

 Economic Integration: Overview
Any type of arrangement in which countries agree to coordinate their trade, fiscal, and/or monetary policies is referred to as economic integration.
An economic union typically will maintain free trade in goods and services, set common external tariffs among members, allow the free mobility of capital and labor, and will also relegate some fiscal spending responsibilities to a supra-national agency.
If free trade is economically the most efficient policy, it would seem to follow that any movement towards free trade should be beneficial in terms of economic efficiency.
internationalecon.com /v1.0/ch110/110c020.html   (1449 words)

 AllRefer.com - Uruguay - Economic Integration | Uruguayan Information Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Economic integration with other Latin American nations was an important goal for Uruguay because of its small internal market.
The idea of integration was enshrined in the nation's constitution, which stated that "the Republic will seek to achieve social and economic integration of the Latin American nations, especially to provide for a common defense of products and raw materials."
Sanguinetti played an important mediating role in the early discussions of integration between Argentina and Brazil, a delicate process because of the traditional rivalry between the two larger nations (see Foreign Relations under Democratic Rule, 1985-90, ch.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/uruguay/uruguay110.html   (489 words)

 Ministry of Works, & Economic Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Notwithstanding these achievements, there is evidence that a significant proportion of the population has not shared fully in the broader social and economic advances enjoyed by most Belizeans and that poverty persists.
The ultimate goal is enhanced livelihood of the citizens of Belize through the establishment of mutually respectful and beneficial relations with organizations, partners and governments in pursuit of economic and social development, and the elimination of poverty, within Belize’s macro-economy framework as well as within the context of regional economic integration.
Economic growth for the sustenance of employment and livelihoods
www.belize.gov.bz /cabinet/v_marin/welcome.html   (658 words)

 Economic Integration
At their Summit Meeting in Ha Noi in December 1998, the ASEAN heads of state and of government issued a “Statement of Bold Meas-ures”-bold in that these measures met head-on the crisis that was still raging.
An integrated ASEAN economy would be a potent attraction for in-vestors outside the region-who generally prefer large, integrated and efficient markets to small, fragmented and inefficient ones.
ASEAN’s gains in economic integration, how-ever, have occurred in a period of rapid globalisation, leaps in technology and the phenomenal growth of huge, liberalising economies such as China and India.
www.aseansec.org /10372.htm   (3963 words)

 Impediments to Economic Integration in Africa: The Case of COMESA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
These regional blocs or economic groupings have the common goals of economic transformation and development, implicitly including eradication or reduction of poverty in the process.
This negative effect of integration occurs when the institution of a common external tariff on nonmember countries renders their imports uncompetitive (from a market price perspective) with duty-free member country exports.
Specifically, participation in an integration scheme is often viewed as the only means for breaking the shackles of limited domestic markets as well as an unfavorable post-colonial import/export trade structure.
www.rh.edu /jbdn/jbdnv203.htm   (3031 words)

 Economic Integration
The initial European Economic Community, which started in the 50's with only six member countries, is now composed of 15 states as of 2003..
Postwar European economic cooperation began with the establishment of the OEEC (Organization for European Economic Cooperation) in 1948 to allocate the Marshall Plan aid (named after George Marshall who was the Secretary of State, US).
Economic integration cannot occur unless transportation and communication systems are well developed.
www.econ.iastate.edu /classes/econ355/choi/int.htm   (4033 words)

 Whither East Asian Economic Integration?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This paper analyzes the dynamics of East Asian economic integration and its future prospects, Japan's role in the process, and how the United States can constructively influence the process.
Second, the paper assesses the prospects for Asian economic integration in light of these forces as well as perceived obstacles.
The third section examines the link between Japan's policy efforts to overcome economic and political challenges, and the development of various institutional frameworks for East Asian economic integration.
www.brook.edu /fp/cnaps/papers/2002_munakata.htm   (307 words)

 afrol News - West Africa enhances economic integration
To achieve real economic integration, an enhanced regional infrastructure also was set as a priority area.
Mr Wolfensohn, in an official visit to the country last week, expressed confidence in the Nigerian government's emerging programme for economic development and reform and said the Bank was prepared to invest as much as US$ 1 billion over the next two years to support the effort.
Key problems in the region include "the fact that West Africa is geographically and economically fragmented and the region is not perceived as friendly to investment" due to armed conflicts and corruption, according to the analysis.
www.afrol.com /articles/11940   (987 words)

 Economic cooperation in Europe --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The organizations formed during the period were intended to bolster the Continent's economic standing and to promote its stability in the hope of avoiding another war.
More results on "Economic cooperation in Europe" when you join.
Many Danes have favored some economic cooperation with the rest of Europe but have remained wary of political integration.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9311191   (903 words)

 Economic Integration
It highlights the value of integrating children from different economic levels.
An article reporting on a study in the Raleigh, North Carolina public schools in the New York Times this morning offers additional evidence that including children from different economic groups in the classroom helps those with the lowest scores and doesn't harm those with higher scores.
Raleigh officials have made a concerted effort to economically integrate students, according to the article by Alan Finder.
homepage.mac.com /larryhol/iblog/C2050680009/E20050925150358   (129 words)

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(iii) economic integration is a prerequisite for and stimulus to political integration rather than an aim in itself; thus a CU may be thought to be just one step on the way to political union.
The rationale for regional economic integration rests on the existence of constraints on the use of first-best policy instruments.
The achievement of the potential gains from economic integration will be limited to countries able and willing to cooperate to distribute these gains so that all partners may benefit compared to the results achievable by independent action.
homepages.uel.ac.uk /K.Bain/cuaddn.html   (9262 words)

 US should face facts: China's a big part of its future | csmonitor.com
This is part of the broader worldwide economic adjustment of globalization - mixing economies in ways unlikely ever to be reversed.
Their economic boom (the Chinese economy is growing at roughly 9 percent a year) is creating a seemingly insatiable demand for oil.
Economic integration will do more to spread peace than democracy will.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0707/p09s02-coop.html   (921 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: European Economic Integration: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Assuming only an introductory knowledge of economics and with its comprehensive coverage of EU economic policies, European Economic Integration is ideally suited to all students taking courses on the economics of the EU as part of an economics, business studies or inter-disciplinary European studies degree.
With its clear and accessible style and its combination of theory and applications, European Economic Integration provides up-to-date coverage of the most important issues facing European economies as the European Union in the 21st Century.
The amount of economics in this text is little and mostly focused on old customs union theory rather than modern imperfect competition analysis that has, in recent past, been so important.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0273679082   (914 words)

 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
The Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (Treaty of Rome), effective January 1, 1958, established a Common Market, whose objective was to gradually develop integrated economic policies, a common tariff and the elimination of customs duties among members.
The aim of the FTAA is to integrate the economies of 34 nations in the Western Hemisphere into a single free trade area with a planned launch date in 2005.
International economics, health and welfare, labor and demographics, law and economics are a few of the headings of this compilation of links.
www.asil.org /resource/iel1.htm   (11561 words)

 Economic Integration and Political Disintegration
In a world of trade restrictions, large countries enjoy economic benefits, because political boundaries determine the size of the market.
Firstly, the economic benefits of country size are mediated by the degree of openness to trade.
"Economic Growth in a Cross Section of Countries," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol.
ideas.repec.org /a/aea/aecrev/v90y2000i5p1276-1296.html   (1192 words)

 An MBendi Profile - Organisation: Africa Institute for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Africa Institute for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration (AIPA) is an economic think-tank which was established in July 1992 in Cape Town to undertake high-level, inter-disciplinary and non-partisan research on African developmental issues.
Its establishment was motivated by the recognition that one of the main reasons for the failure of African countries to generate sustainable economic growth and development is the critical shortage of indigenous professional and technical skills for indigenous policy research and the formulation of implementable development programs.
AIPA is also playing a catalytic role in facilitating the implementation of the research findings through appropriate national and regional mechanisms and instruments.
mbendi.co.za /oraipa.htm   (237 words)

 A/RES/46/145. Regional economic integration among developing countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Points to the substantive importance of integration among developing countries, both for the international community in general and, in particular, for the strengthening of growth and socio-economic development in the developing countries; 2.
Requests the regional commissions, together with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to contribute to the identification, preparation and implementation of specific projects to facilitate economic integration and to submit them to bilateral donors, regional development banks and financial institutions for their consideration; 4.
Invites all States and regional economic integration organizations to support these initiatives; 5.
www.un.org /documents/ga/res/46/a46r145.htm   (124 words)

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