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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 474 - Regional Economic Integration

Fall or Spring (3) Abegaz, Feldman Prerequisite(s): ECON 303 , ECON 304 , ECON 308 , and ECON 475 . (College 400)

The theory and practice of preferential economic arrangements, and their impact on various groups and the multilateral system. Seminar covers the stages of regional integration (free trade area, customs union, economic and monetary union), regionalism versus multilateralism, and interest-group politics around bilateralism and regionalism. Students apply theory to cross-country data or to case studies in their research, including on NAFTA, the EU, agreements in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the WTO.