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Trade Negotiations and Agreements


John M. Curtis and Aaron Sydor

© Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada 2006

Cat: IT5-1/2006E
ISBN: 0-662-43036-0

(Publié également en français)

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Table of Contents


Editors' Overview
John M. Curtis and Aaron Sydor

Part 1: A Look Back

The Economic Impact of the Canada-U.S. FTA and NAFTA Agreements for Canada: A Review of the Evidence
Richard G. Harris

The Variety Effects of Trade Liberalization
Shenjie Chen

Specialization in NAFTA Partner Countries: What Factors Explain the Observed Patterns?
Ram C. Acharya

The Effect of Trade on Productivity Growth And the Demand for Skilled Workers in Canada
Wulong Gu and Lori Whewell Rennison

Ten Years After: An Assessment of the Environmental Effectiveness of the NAAEC
John Kirton

Part 2: The Way Forward?

Monetary Cooperation in the North American Economy
David Laidler

International Competitiveness and Regulatory Framework: A Canadian Perspective
Someshwar Rao and Prakash Sharma

The Potential Gains of Deeper Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation: A Cash Flow Analysis of Faster Drug Approvals
Doug Blair, André Downs and Fidèle Ndayisenga

Stay the Course or Find a New Path? Canada's Reliance on the U.S. as an Export Market
Eugene Beaulieu and Herb Emery

NAFTA Rules of Origin
Robert (Bob) Kunimoto and Gary Sawchuk

Towards "Deeper Canada-U.S. Integration: A Computable General Equilibrium Investigation
Marcel Mérette, Evangelia Papadaki, Jorge Hernández, and Yu Lan

About the Authors


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