Economic Integration among Unequal Partners: The Case of the Andean Group discusses concerns regarding economic integration among less developed countries. The book provides quantitative analysis of progress and economic costs and benefits of the economic integration among the countries of the Andean Group. The text is comprised of eight chapters that are organized into three parts. The first part contains chapters that tackle the historical, political, and theoretical backgrounds of the Andean Group. The second part, which only contains Chapter 3, examines the effects of economic integration. The last part, which is comprised of the last remaining four chapters, covers the attitudes of those involved in the integration process. The book will be of great interest to individuals who have an interest in the implications of economic integration.
List of Tables List of Graphs List of Acronyms Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Historical, Political, and Theoretical Background Chapter 1 The Cartagena Agreement The Institutional Framework and the History of the Agreement The Empirical and Theoretical Background The Treaty of Cartagena Conclusions Chapter 2 The Andean Subregion Structural Characteristics Size and Structure of the Internal Market The Agricultural Sector and the Size of the Market The External Sector The Inflationary Process and Its Causes Policy Goals Conclusions Part II: Progress Chapter 3 The Commercial Program The Effects of the Commercial Program on a Process of Integration among Underdeveloped Countries: General Considerations Evaluation of Subregional Trade, 1969-79 The Increase in Exports and Industrial Investment The Regional Polarization Effects The Evolution of the Less Developed Countries Trade Conclusions Part III: Attitudes Chapter 4 The Politics of Harmonizing National Economic Policies Some General Considerations The Political and Ideological Constraints on the Process of Economic Integration The Harmonization of Policies in the GRAN The Actors in the Andean Integration Process Conclusions Chapter 5 Harmonization of Policies Toward Foreign Capital Legislation on Foreign Capital: General Considerations Regional Rulings Complementing the Foreign Capital Law Conclusions Chapter 6 The Common External Tariff (CET) Some Considerations on the Need to Establish the CET The Minimum Common External Tariff (MCET) The Subregional Tariff Policy The CET and Different Levels of Development The Harmonization of Fiscal, Monetary,
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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