European Studies

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Restoring Stability to Europe, UNECE Discussion Paper Series (2012)

The eurozone is in political and economic crisis. This is due to the inadequate design...

 

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Current Account Deficits in the New Member States: Causes and Consequences, Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy (2009)

This paper explains the underlying causes of the current account deficits in the New Member...

 

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Is There an East European Housing Bubble? (with Jose Palacin), Global Economy Journal (2006)

This study examines residential house price trends in the East European economies. The data are...

 

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Is Europe Sick?, Global Economy Journal (2005)

Europe's economic performance has deteriorated continuously over the last two decades both in terms of...

 

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The European Community 1992 Program and U.S. Workers (with Gregory Schoepfle), Monthly Labor Review (1990)

This paper provides a summary and analysis of the papers presented at a conference sponsored...

 

International Trade Theory

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The Role of Intra-Industry Trade in the Service Sector (with Jorge Gonzalez), Empirical Methods in International Trade: Essays in Honor of Mordechai Kreinin (2004)

The role of intra-industry trade (IIT) in the service sector is examined. Methodological issues in...

 

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Bilateral Intra-Industry Trade in a Multi-Country Helpman-Krugman Model, International Economic Journal (2002)

The country characteristics that affect the volume of trade, the volume of intra-industry trade (IIT)...

 

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Changing Trade Patterns and the Intra-Industry Trade Index, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (The Review of World Economics) (1993)

Differences between intra-industry trade (IIT) indexes calculated at two difference points in time and an...

 

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The Effects of Relative Country Size and Endowment Similarity in Influencing Trade Volume and Composition in General Equilibrium Monopolistically Competitive Markets, The International Trade Journal (1991)

In order to explain two-way trade, the standard H-O model has recently been modified by...

 

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A Ratio Test of Trade Intensity and Per-Capita Income Similarity, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (1987)

There have been a number of empirical tests of the Linder hypothesis concerning how bilateral...

 

International Trade Policy

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The United States’ Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore, Global Business and Economics Review (2004)

This paper examines the U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore. The structures of...

 

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Trade and Inequality: The Role of Vertical Specialization and Outsourcing, Global Economy Journal (2004)

This article considers how the process of outsourcing results in economic changes in factor usage...

 

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A Utilitarian Welfare Analysis of Trade Liberalization, Papers and Proceedings of the International Trade and Finance Association (2003)

This paper provides a welfare analysis of trade liberalization based upon the moral principles of...

 

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Government Export Promotion Expenditures: Some Cost Estimates and Practical Considerations, International Trade Journal (1997)

This article describes U.S. Government expenditures for export promotion activity. Estimates are presented by agency...

 

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Geographic Concentration of Trade-Sensitive Employment (with Robert Bednarzik), Monthly Labor Review (1993)

Gini coefficients are calculated for the geographic concentration of employment in U.S. manufacturing industries. The...

 

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The Geographical Concentration of Employment and Its Implications for Trade and Adjustment (with Robert W. Bednarzik), Journal of the Southwestern Society of Economists (1992)

This paper examines the geographical concentration of employment by detailed industrial categories by state using...

 

NAFTA Studies

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Trade Liberalization and Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of the U.S. and Mexico, Global Economy Quarterly (2001)

This paper investigates how U.S.-Mexican intra-industry trade (IIT) has evolved since the creation of the...

 

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Those Ever Changing and Unexplainable Mexican Exports to the United States, The Global Economy at the Turn of the Century (1998)

This paper provides an updated overview of U.S. imports from Mexico with an emphasis on...

 

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The Staging Pattern of U.S. Tariff Reductions Under NAFTA, Contemporary Issues in Commercial Policy (1995)

The industry staging pattern of U.S. tariff reductions under the NAFTA is explained and analyzed....

 

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The Effects of the NAFTA and ATPA on the Caribbean Basin Countries, The North American Free Trade Agreement (1994)

The degree to which the duty-free provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

 

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The North American Free Trade Agreement: Comparison with Southern EC Enlargement, The North American Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges (1993)

This study compares how Mexico's addition to the U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement compares to the...

 

Transition Economies Studies

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Remittance Flows in the Transition Economies: Levels, Trends, and Determinants (with Jose Palacin) (2008)

Migrant remittances are an increasingly important source of income for the transition economies. For many...

 

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Remittances in the CIS: Their Economic Implications and a New Estimation Procedure (with Jose Palacin) (2007)

Migrant remittances are an increasingly important type of international financial flow for providing both additional...

 

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Evolving Trade Patterns in the CIS: The Role of Manufacturing (with Oksana Pidufala) (2006)

The CIS countries were subject to severe economic shocks in the early 1990s that have...

 

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The Private Housing Market in Eastern Europe and the CIS (with Jose Palacin) (2005)

This study provides a broad overview of the private housing market in central and eastern...

 

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Perspectives on CIS Integration, United Nations Spring Seminar (2005)

Comments to the United Nations ECE Spring Seminar on the state and prospects for further...

 

International Finance

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A Note on the Changing Nature of Financial Vulnerability in the Transition Economies, UNECE (2007)

A short note describing recent financial developments in the former planned economies of Eastern Europe...

 

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Improving the Performance of the Global Economy: The Challenges Ahead, The Global Economy Journal (2002)

This paper was presented as the Presidential Address to the International Trade and Finance Association...

 

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The Inadequacy of the Current International Monetary System, International Public Policy and Regionalism at the Turn of the Century (2001)

The poor economic performance of the global economy over the last several years is due...

 

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The Mexican Economy in the 1990s: Boom or Bust?, Economic Transformation In Emerging Countries: The Role of Investment, Trade and Finance (1998)

This chapter discusses the Mexican economy before and after the creation of NAFTA with an...

 

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The Macroeconomics of Commercial Policy and the Trade Balance: A Policy Perspective, The International Trade Journal (1996)

The possibility of using commercial policy as a tool for correcting trade imbalances is examined....

 

Labor Studies

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Wage Differentials, Monopsony Labor Markets, and the Trade-Labor Standards Debate, Journal of Economic Integration (2004)

This paper uses a simple theoretical model confined to reasonable parameters to investigate the implications...

 

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An Explanation of the International Variation in the Prevalence of Child Labour, The World Economy (2001)

It is hypothesized using a public choice framework that societies establish social institutions or promote...

 

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Labor Standards as a Trade Issue, The New World Order: Internationalism, Regionalism, and the Multinational Corporations (2000)

The current attempts by the United States to introduce core labor standards into its bilateral...

 

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Globalization and the U.S. Labor Market, Eastern Economic Association (1999)

This paper, presented at the Eastern Economic Association in 1999, assesses the impact of globalization...

 

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The History and Theory of the Living Wage Concept (1999)

This paper provides a discussion of the history and theory of the "Living Wage" concept....

 

Project Link Presentations

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The Economic Situation in the Transition Economies, Project LINK/United Nations (2013)

Presentation to the Project Link/United Nations group of experts on the world economy regarding the...

 

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The Economies in Transition, Project LINK/UN DESA Expert Group on the World Economy (2012)

Provides an overview of the current economic situation and outlook for the economies in transition...

 

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The Economies in Transition: The Recovery (2011)

Presentation to the the Project LINK conference on the economic situation in the transition economies...

 

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The European Emerging Economies: Rebounding from Crises (with Jose Palacin and Jaromir Cekota), Project LINK Conference New York (2010)

Presentation to the Project Link Conference outlining the economic situation in 2010 and the economic...

 

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The Global Economic Crisis and the Transition Economies, Project LINK (2009)

Presentation to the Project LINK Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Provides an assessment of how the...

 

Other Recent Presentations

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The Challenges Facing the Former Transition Economies: Are They in a Middle Income Trap and Does the Post-2015 Development Agenda Offer a Solution, Conference on the Middle-Income Countries Perspective on Sustainable Development (2013)

This paper provides an analysis of the middle income trap and assesses whether or not...

 

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The Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Trade: The World and the European Emerging Economies, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy: Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda (2010)

Presentation at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy/UNCTAD on the key issues on the international agenda. Discusses...

 

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The State of the World Economy, United Nations World Tourism Organization (2010)

Keynote address to the UNWTO Resilience Committee in Berlin, Germany on the state of the...

 

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The Great Recession of 2007-09: Analysis and Prospects, UNWTO Resilience Committee (2009)

The keynote address to the UNWTO Resilience Committee in Astana, Kazakhstan. Discusses how the great...

 

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A European Perspective on the Current Global Economic and Financial Crisis, UN World Tourism Organization (2009)

The keynote address to the UNWTO Commission for Europe in Baku, Azerbaijan. Provides a European...

 

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The European Perspective and Experience in Promoting Regional Development, Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development (2008)

A dicussion of the Doha and Monterrey documents regarding financing for development. The European approach...

 

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The Macroeconomic Situation In and the Competitive Challenges Facing the Transition Economies, Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda, Serbian Ministry of International Relations (2006)

This presentation to the UNCTAD training course on Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda,...

 

Short Comments, Notes, Speeches, etc.

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The European Sovereign Debt Crisis, International Trade and Finance Association (2012)

Comments made at a roundtable of the IT&FA on the European Debt Crisis at the...

 

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Reforming the International Monetary System, UNECE (2011)

There are a number of problems with the current international monetary system including the boom-bust...

 

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Comments on Key Lessons from the Economic Crisis, International Labour Office (2011)

Comments presented at the ILO Conference on the Key Lessons from the Economic Crisis

 

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The Decline of the West, Rise of the Rest: Preparing for the Challenges Ahead, UNECE (2010)

Both global economic and political systems are undergoing dramatic changes; and the general pattern is...

 

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New and Dynamic Sectors of World Trade, UNCTAD (2007)

Comments made at a UNCTAD Expert Meeting on New and Dynamic Sectors of World Trade,...

 

United Nations ECE Discussion Paper Series

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After the Financial Crisis: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (with Claudia Trentini) (2010)

The Pan-European Region made significant progress from 1995 to 2007 in improving the economic, social,...

 

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Public Health In Europe: The 2007-2009 Financial Crisis and UNECE Activities (with Claudia Trentini) (2009)

This discussion paper examines the impact of the 2007-2009 financial crisis on public health in...

 

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Current Account Deficits in European Emerging Markets (2008)

Many of the emerging market economies in Europe are presently running current account deficits which...

 

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Financing for Development in the Emerging Markets of the ECE Region (2007)

The report was prepared as an input into the addendum of the Report of the...

 

Reports to UN ECOSOC

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the CIS, 2012-13, Economic Reports to the UN ECOSOC (2013)

Economic report to the UN Economic and Social Council on the economic situation in Europe,...

 

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (2012)

This document was prepared for the 2012 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social...

 

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010-2011 (2011)

This document was prepared for the 2011 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social...

 

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the CIS in 2009-2010 (2010)

This document was prepared for the 2010 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social...

 

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the CIS in 2008-2009 (2009)

This document was prepared for the 2009 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social...

 

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The Economic Situation in Europe, North America and the CIS in 2007-2008 (2008)

This document was prepared for the 2008 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social...

 

United Nations Publications

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The UNECE Report on Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (with Jaromir Cekota) (2012)

The 2012 UNECE annual report assessing progress in Europe and Central Asia towards achieving the...

 

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The ABCs of Global Warming, UNECE 2009 Annual Report (2009)

An article providing a broad methodological overview of how to think about the problem of...

 

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The Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses, and Solutions: Europe, North America, and the CIS, The Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses and Solutions (2009)

An assessment of the economic impact of and policy response to the 2007-2010 economic and...

 

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Financing Development in the UNECE Emerging Markets, United Nations ECE Annual Report for 2008 (2008)

This essay discusses the challenges in financing economic development in the eastern European and CIS...

 

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The Economic Situation and Outlook in Mid-2007 for the ECE Economies --Europe, North America, and the CIS, Forest Products Annual Market Review (2007)

This paper provides an assessment of the economic situation and outlook for Europe, North America...

 

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UNECE Economic Survey of Europe (2005)

The Economic Survey of Europe provides a regular review of macroeconomic developments in the whole...

 

Press Conferences

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European Press Conference for the Launch of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014, United Nations Press Conference (2014)

Press conference for the European launch of the United Nations' World Economic Prospects and Situation

 

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European Press Conference for the Launch of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013, United Nations (2013)

Press conference for the European launch of the United Nations' World Economic Situation and Prospects,...

 

U.S. Congressional Reports

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Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act, 2002 Report to the U.S. Congress (2002)

This Congressional report analyzes the trade and employment implications for the United States resulting from...

 

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Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: U.S. Congressional Report (1999)

This is a report to the U.S. Congress examining the employment impact of the trade...