Working Papers: Volume I


by Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2006
Book Description

Perhaps the most popular of all Institute products, selected Working Papers are now available for the first time in a print format. These papers contain the preliminary results of ongoing Institute research. The book is divided into four sections: Trade and the Global Economy, Outsourcing, Asia, and the Middle East. Included in the book are papers by Edwin M. Truman, Morris Goldstein, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Nicholas R. Lardy, Catherine L. Mann, and Marcus Noland. Volume I contains papers from 2005. Future volumes will be published on a semi-regular schedule as material is available.

See also Working Papers: Volume II

Contents
Preface

I Trade and the Global Economy

1. Postponing Global Adjustment: An Analysis of the Pending Adjustment of Global Imbalances
Edwin M. Truman

2. The US Trade Deficit: A Disaggregated Perspective
Catherine L. Mann and Katharina Plück

3. Predicting Trade Expansion under FTAs and Multilateral Agreements
Dean A. DeRosa and John P. Gilbert

4. Affinity and International Trade
Marcus Noland

II Outsourcing

5. Outsourcing and Offshoring: Pushing the European Model Over the Hill, Rather Than Off the Cliff!
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

6. Outsourcing and Skill Imports: Foreign High-Skilled Workers on H-1B and L-1 Visas in the United States
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

III Asia

7. Prospects for Regional Free Trade in Asia
Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Yee Wong

8. China's Role in the Revived Bretton Woods System: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Morris Goldstein and Nicholas R. Lardy

9. South Korea's Experience with International Capital Flows
Marcus Noland

IV The Middle East

10. Explaining Middle Eastern Authoritarianism
Marcus Noland

11. Egypt after the Multi-Fiber Arrangement: Global Apparel and Textile Supply Chains as a Route for Industrial Upgrading
Dan Magder

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Book Data

December 2006
ISBN paper 978-0-88132-388-7
250 pp.

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