- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 187 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 235mm x 14mm | 386g
- Publication date: 2 November 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1461373522
- ISBN 13: 9781461373520
- Edition statement: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
- Illustrations note: biography
NAFTA has been described by one expert as being a partial customs union. It is, in any case, a special kind of free trade area because it consists of two highly developed economies and one large third world economy. In this book, the contributors examine the specific interests of the three member countries, Canada, Mexico, and the United States in the creation of NAFTA. They also assess the influence of this trade area on their economics. Looking to the future, doubts are expressed about the feasibility of using NAFTA (a hope expressed by the USA) as a stepping stone in the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Americas. Instead, the contributors see the consolidation of MERCOSUR in Latin America and the creation of a new Trans-Atlantic Market - as proposed by Sir Leon Brittan - as more likely developments.
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Peter Coffey, a British national was until recently, Head of the Economics section at the Europa Instituut, University of Amsterdam. Presently he is Holder of the recently created U.S. West Chair at the Graduate School at the College of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA. He has published many works on European and international economic and monetary problems. Professor Coffey, who speaks seven languages, has lectured in most countries of the EC, as well as in many other parts of the world.
Table of contents
Other Books by Peter Coffey. List of Tables. Acknowledgements. Notes about the Contributors. Introduction. 1. Regional Integration; P. Coffey. 2. NAFTA and Canada; C. Dodds. 3. NAFTA in Mexico; E.L. Espinosa. 4. NAFTA: The US Perspective; R. Riley. 5. The Future; P. Coffey. Index. List of Appendicies.