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Lawrence, Robert Z. 1949-

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North American free trade : assessing the impact( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,074 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
Can America compete? by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American living standards : threats and challenges by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American trade strategy : options for the 1990s( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 857 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 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barriers to European growth : a transatlantic view( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regionalism, multilateralism, and deeper integration by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 626 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( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this capstone volume to the Brookings project on Integrating National Economies - a pathbreaking series of books on the future of economic integration - the authors present a new vision to guide international policy. They stress openness to improve competition and discourage opportunistic trade and industrial policies; diversity to accommodate varying national conditions and preferences and allow for innovation and experimentation; and cohesion or trust among nations in one another's institutions and in international institutions to support increased openness
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 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and trilateral labor markets : evidence and implications : a report to the Trilateral Commission by Niels Thygesen( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 461 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
Blue-collar blues : is trade to blame for rising US income inequality? by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 452 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 about which little can be done. 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. Many imports are no longer produced in the United States, and US goods and services that do compete with imports are not particularly intensive in unskilled labor. Rising income inequality and slow real wage growth since 2000 reflect strong profit growth, much of which may be cyclical, 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 rather than conventional trade in goods and services. The minor role of trade, therefore, 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
Building bridges : an Egypt-U.S. free trade agreement( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 373 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
Case studies in US trade negotiation by Charan Devereaux( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has globalization gone far enough? : the costs of fragmented markets by Scott C Bradford( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott C. Bradford and Robert Z. Lawrence use 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 they are comprehensive, and 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 have been taken as measures of barriers, and the welfare effects of eliminating these barriers have been estimated in a general equilibrium model. The study also provides 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( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 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
A US-Middle East trade agreement : a circle of opportunity? by Robert Z Lawrence( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 177 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
The News hour with Jim Lehrer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone talks about globalization, but what does it really mean? And what are its implications for the average American? In this compilation of NewsHour segments, experts from the U.S. and abroad speak their minds on a shrinking world and an expanding global economy."--Container
Case studies in US trade negotiation by Charan Devereaux( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1992 and 2000, US exports rose by 55 percent. By the year 2000, trade summed to 26 percent of US GDP, and the United States imported almost two-thirds of its oil and was the world's largest host country for foreign investors. America's interest in a more open and prosperous foreign market is now squarely economic. These case studies in multilateral trade policymaking and dispute settlement explore the changing substance of trade agreements and also delve into the negotiation process-the who, how, and why of decision making. These books present a coherent description of the facts that will allow for discussion and independent conclusions about policies, politics, and processes. Volume 2 presents five cases on trade negotiations that have had important effects on trade policy rulemaking, as well as an analytic framework for evaluating these negotiations
 
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North American free trade : assessing the impact
Alternative Names
Lawrence, Robert 1949-

Lawrence, Robert Z.

Lawrence, Robert Zachary 1949-

Robert Z. Lawrence Amerikaans econoom

Robert Z. Lawrence economist

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English (214)

Spanish (1)

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An American trade strategy : options for the 1990sSaving free trade : a pragmatic approachRegionalism, multilateralism, and deeper integrationSingle world, divided nations? : international trade and OECD labor marketsGlobalization and trilateral labor markets : evidence and implications : a report to the Trilateral CommissionA prism on globalization : corporate responses to the dollarBlue-collar blues : is trade to blame for rising US income inequality?Building bridges : an Egypt-U.S. free trade agreement