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Lawrence, Robert Z. 1949-

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Most widely held works by Robert Z Lawrence
Case studies in US trade negotiation by Charan Devereaux( )

29 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of this series presents five cases on trade negotiations that have had important effects on trade policy rulemaking, and an analytic framework for evaluating these negotiations. Volume 2 presents six case studies on important trade disputes
Blue-collar blues : is trade to blame for rising US income inequality? by Robert Z Lawrence( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International trade accounts for only a small share of growing income inequality and labor-market displacement in the United States. Lawrence deconstructs the gap in real blue-collar wages and labor productivity growth between 1981 and 2006 and estimates how much higher these wages might have been had income growth been distributed proportionately and how much of the gap is due to measurement and technical factors. While increased trade with developing countries may have played some part in causing greater inequality in the 1980s, surprisingly, over the past decade the impact of such trade on inequality has been relatively small. Rising income inequality and slow real wage growth since 2000 reflect strong profit growth and dramatic income gains for the top 1 percent of wage earners, a development that is more closely related to asset-market performance and technological and institutional innovations than to conventional trade in goods and services. The minor role of trade suggests that any policy that focuses narrowly on trade to deal with wage inequality and job loss is likely to be ineffective. Instead, policymakers should (a) use the tax system to improve income distribution and (b) implement adjustment policies to deal more generally with worker and community dislocation."--BOOK JACKET
Has globalization gone far enough? : the costs of fragmented markets by Scott C Bradford( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has globalization gone far enough? This study uses the underlying data from Purchasing Power Parity Surveys to estimate the potential benefits from fully integrating goods markets among major OECD countries. These data are particularly useful because every effort has been made to ensure that they are comparable. Input-output tables are used to eliminate distribution margins from final goods prices and thereby provide estimates of ex-factory prices. Price differentials are taken as measures of barriers, and the welfare effects of eliminating these barriers is estimated in a general equilibrium model. The study also provides some insights into the relative openness of individual OECD countries to the world economy, and the degree to which Europe has become a single market
Crimes & punishments? : retaliation under the WTO by Robert Z Lawrence( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the unique aspects of the WTO as an international organization is that it authorizes members to retaliate against violations by raising tariffs. These authorizations have become increasingly common and increasingly controversial. In this analysis of the retaliation system, Robert Lawrence considers the guiding principles that govern responses to WTO violations, examines how these principles are implemented in practice, and considers options for reform
Regionalism, multilateralism, and deeper integration by Robert Z Lawrence( )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, international economic liberalization has been pursued through both multilateral and regional arrangements. In the Uruguay Round, more than one hundred governments pledged their commitment to greater open trade in goods and services, and established new rules under the enforcement of the World Trade Organization. At the same time, however, many regional arrangements have been negotiated - including the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Nonetheless, controversy still rages about these arrangements. Are regional arrangements stumbling blocks or, in fact, building blocks for a more integrated and successful international economy? In this book, part of the Brookings Integrating National Economies series, Robert Z. Lawrence addresses this question and explains both sides of the raging debate
A vision for the world economy : openness, diversity, and cohesion by Robert Z Lawrence( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the twentieth century comes to a close, technological changes, corporate strategies, and international market pressures are undermining the traditional separation between the domains of international and domestic policy. Indeed almost every aspect of domestic policy has international ramifications. The challenge to international governance holds both perils and promise. Attempts to reassert national autonomy or to rely exclusively on competition to resolve international tension could fragment the global economy, producing inferior outcomes for all or most nations. But the promise lies in the possibility of creating a global community able to balance the objectives of openness, diversity, and cohesion
A US-Middle East trade agreement : a circle of opportunity? by Robert Z Lawrence( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would a free trade agreement (FTA) between the nations of the Middle East and the United States be beneficial to both sides? Robert Lawrence provides an analysis that incorporates both economic and political considerations. He documents the scope for enhancing the trade linkages, domestic governance and regional trade of Arab countries. He evaluates the US strategy in negotiating bilateral agreements and reviews in considerable detail the specific agreements that have been negotiated so far and the challenges still to meet if a single overarching arrangement is to be implemented. Lawrence also compares the US approach with the parallel initiative being undertaken by the European Union
Building bridges : an Egypt-U.S. free trade agreement( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers U.S. and Egyptian policymakers answers to such pertinent questions as: What form should an FTA agreement take? Should it concentrate on border barriers or cover other aspects such as investments and services? What are the likely implications for both countries? And how will such an agreement affect the rest of the region? Its conclusions will be relevant to policymakers elsewhere in their pursuit of similar regional trade agreements
North American free trade : assessing the impact( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represents a historic change in relations among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The effect of the agreement on the three economies has generated controversy and some degree of alarm within each country. In this book, noted trade and development experts review the available literature on the effects of NAFTA on the three member countries and the world trading system. They evaluate how NAFTA will affect areas such as economic growth, employment, income distribution, industry, and agriculture in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and consider the significance the trade agreement holds for the rest of the world. Drusilla K. Brown begins the discussion by providing an overview and comparison of the general results from recent studies. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda and Sherman Robinson explore in greater detail the potential effects of NAFTA on wages and employment in Mexico and the United States. Sidney Weintraub reviews industry-specific effects of NAFTA, while Tim Josling explores how the trade agreement specifically will affect agriculture. Robert A. Pastor looks at the noneconomic issues of NAFTA, in particular, the environment, the social agenda, and human rights and democracy. Finally, Carlos Alberto Primo Braga considers the implications of NAFTA on the rest of the world. Following each of these chapters, international scholars assess the alternatives and provide recommendations for future research
An American trade strategy : options for the 1990s( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can America compete? by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American living standards : threats and challenges( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving free trade : a pragmatic approach by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commodity prices and the new inflation by Barry Bosworth( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of primary commodities in industries economies; The contribution of primary commodity price increases to inflation; Sources of commodity price fluctuations; Grain and petroleum: the role of institutional changes; The policy choices: some general considerations; Commodity stabilization policies: some specific proposals
Barriers to European growth : a transatlantic view( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single world, divided nations? : international trade and OECD labor markets by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of trade in developed and developing countries and its impact on labor markets and wage inequality
Globalization and trilateral labor markets : evidence and implications : a report to the Trilateral Commission by Niels Thygesen( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prism on globalization : corporate responses to the dollar by Subramanian Rangan( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They conclude that the global integration of markets remains incomplete due to informational and other important discontinuities, and they refute stereotypes which portray multinational firms as either footloose or inflexible."--Jacket
Rising tide: is growth in emerging economies good for the united states? by Lawrence Edwards( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy said that "a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both parties, without domination or unfair advantage." US international economic policy since World War II has been based on the premise that foreign economic growth is in America's economic, as well as political and security, self-interest. The bursting of the speculative bubble, slowing US growth, and the global financial crisis and its aftermath, however, have led to radical changes in Americans' perceptions of the benefits of global trade. Many Americans believe that trade with emerging-market economies is the most important reason for US job loss, especially in manufacturing, and is detrimental to American welfare and an important source of wage inequality. Several prominent economists have reinforced these public concerns. In this study, Lawrence Edwards and Robert Z. Lawrence confront these fears through an extensive survey of the empirical literature and in depth analyses of the evidence. Their conclusions contradict several popular theories about the negative impact of US trade with developing countries. They find considerable evidence that while adjusting to foreign economic growth does present America with challenges, growth in emerging-market economies is in America's economic interest. It is hard, of course, for Americans to become used to a world in which the preponderance of economic activity is located in Asia. But one of America's great strengths is its adaptability. And if it does adapt, the American economy can be buoyed by that rising tide."--Publisher's website
Emerging agenda for global trade : high stakes for developing countries by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade Policy in the North?
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Has globalization gone far enough? : the costs of fragmented markets
Blue-collar blues : is trade to blame for rising US income inequality?Has globalization gone far enough? : the costs of fragmented marketsCrimes & punishments? : retaliation under the WTORegionalism, multilateralism, and deeper integrationA US-Middle East trade agreement : a circle of opportunity?Building bridges : an Egypt-U.S. free trade agreementNorth American free trade : assessing the impactAn American trade strategy : options for the 1990s
Alternative Names
Lawrence, Robert 1949-

Lawrence, Robert Z.

Lawrence, Robert Zachary 1949-

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Robert Z. Lawrence economist

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