Economic Integration Among Unequal Partners - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080288222, 9781483136103

Economic Integration Among Unequal Partners

1st Edition

The Case of the Andean Group

Authors: Alicia Puyana De Palacios
eBook ISBN: 9781483136103
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 432
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Graphs

List of Acronyms



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


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


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


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


Chapter 5 Harmonization of Policies Toward Foreign Capital

Legislation on Foreign Capital: General Considerations

Regional Rulings Complementing the Foreign Capital Law


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, Exchange, and Industrial and External Trade Promotion Policies

The Adoption of the Common Development Strategies

The Harmonization of Social Policies


Chapter 7 Sectoral Industrial Planning

The Case for Industrial Planning

Sectoral Planning in the Treaty

The Experience with Sectoral Planning

The Andean Group's Crisis

Achievements of Sectoral Programming


Chapter 8 Conclusions




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