To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This book analyzes the rapid spread of free trade agreements (ATFs) around the world, their content and their economic benefits. After Brexit and President Trump`s new protectionism, Melchior offers a timely assessment of key issues related to free trade agreements. This book brings together international perspectives on free trade issues affecting civil society, from the general population to the governments of nations, and is relevant not only to lawyers, but also to policy makers, international actors and businesses, as well as those with a general interest in free trade agreements. The book examines the manifestation of the concept of free trade in agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). It asks whether such agreements will be concluded in order to improve trade relations between partner countries, strengthen trade relations and stimulate economic growth; or are sometimes used only for the local political outcomes of the most influential nations. Enter your mobile phone number or email address below and we`ll send you a link to download the free Kindle app. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device is needed. To vote on books that aren`t included in the list or books you couldn`t find in the list, you can click on the Add Books tab to that list, then choose from your books or just search. It divides the world into seven major regions and analyzes global trade, the globalization of free trade agreements and their role within and between regions. Using a new model of global trade, it presents new evidence of the impact of trade agreements, the value of trade, the effects of Chinese growth and the industrial decline of the West, and the role of reciprocity in trade policy. It covers rich and poor countries, commodity exporters and all regions of the world, and provides a new and original insight into a number of relevant problems facing today`s world. Arne Melchior is a senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Economics and Trade at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Norway.
His research interests include international trade and trade policies, economic geography, international inequality and global economic development.