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Free Trade within North America: Expanding Trade for Prosperity : Proceedings of the 1991 Conference on the Southwest Economy Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Gerald P. O'Driscoll

Free Trade within North America: Expanding Trade for Prosperity

Proceedings of the 1991 Conference on the Southwest Economy Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

By: Gerald P. O'Driscoll (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 1992
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s countries around the globe were rediscovering political freedom, speakers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' fourth annual South- A west Conference called for greater economic freedom-free trade in markets free of artificial barriers and misguided regulations, free trade through- out a continent (perhaps a hemisphere) that has discarded unnecessary restraints and is poised to emerge as a preeminent competitive force in the 21st century. The Dallas Fed conference, titled "Beyond the Border: Expanding Trade for Prosperity" and held October 24-25, 1992, brought together several hundred participants interested in the possibility of free trade throughout North America and beyond. "How far south can we go?" conference speaker Javier Murcio asked. His answer: "As far as economic reform takes hold. " Around the globe, countries were becoming engulfed in what Henry an "absolute prairie fIre of democracy. " And one of the fIrst Cisneros called places many nations were attempting to exercise this new-found political freedom was in the marketplace. As Richard Fisher put it: " . . . market capitalism is a universally accepted dogma. " "This world . . . is becoming one interdependent marketplace. State and national boundaries have become meaningless. No longer are there such things as domestic or foreign fIrms. Decisionmakers can be anywhere they wish to be because computerization and telecommunications allow people to be every- where at once," Fisher said.

Preface
About the Contributors
Beyond the Border: Expanding Trade for Prosperity
Understanding the Global Community in the 21st Centuryp. 3
The Benefits of Free Tradep. 19
Free Trade: The New Alternative for Growth in the 1990sp. 27
The Invisible Hand versus the Iron Fistp. 39
Opening International Trade: The North-South Connection
U.S.-Latin American Trade Relations: Past, Present and Futurep. 53
Toward Free Trade: How Far South Can We Go?p. 73
Reform and Liberalization of the Financial System in Mexicop. 103
Part Two Questions and Answersp. 111
Opening International Trade: The Hemisphere and Beyond
Canadian Business Perspectives on Trade Liberalizationp. 121
Trade Policy and Income Distributionp. 129
Prospects for U.S.-Mexico Free Tradep. 137
Part Three Questions and Answersp. 143
Obstacles to Commerce
Interstate Obstacles to Commercep. 151
Transportation, Regulation and International Tradep. 161
Part Four Questions and Answersp. 181
Important Issues for the Southwest
The Southwest Economy: What the Future Holdsp. 187
Important Issues for the Southwest: A Panel Discussionp. 201
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ISBN: 9780792392910
ISBN-10: 0792392914
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th November 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52