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’DriscollJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Beyond the Border: Expanding Trade for Prosperity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert D. McTeer Jr.
      Pages 19-25
    3. W. Michael Cox
      Pages 39-50
  3. Opening International Trade: The North-South Connection

  4. Opening International Trade: The Hemisphere and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Edward E. Leamer
      Pages 129-136
    3. William C. Gruben
      Pages 137-142
    4. Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
      Pages 151-159
    5. Robert V. Delaney
      Pages 161-179
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 111-118
  5. Obstacles to Commerce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Harvey Rosenblum
      Pages 187-200
    3. Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
      Pages 201-224
    4. Oliver A. Farres, Robert V. Delaney, Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
      Pages 181-183
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 181-183
  6. Important Issues for the Southwest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Harvey Rosenblum
      Pages 187-200
    3. Cheryl Hall, Ron W. Haddock, Billy C. Hamilton, Keith R. Phillips, Robert L. Thornton III, Richard E. Wainerdi
      Pages 201-224

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald P. O’DriscollJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.The Federal Reserve Bank of DallasUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6369-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3128-9
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