economic integration article


We put together a conceptual framework that highlights what we call the Montesquieu, Weber and Smith channels to guide our analysis.

an ‘internal market’. This important relationship has not been studied in detail so far. This …
Economic integration in all its forms aims to ensure peace and security among member countries, while protecting their shared interests from external threats.
Economic integration theory goes through two development stages each of which addresses the relevant for its time political and economic context The first stage is regarded as classic theory or static analysis and includes the traditional theories of economic integration that explain the possible benefits of integration.

Journal of Economic Integration is indexed by ESCI, Scopus, RePEc, SSRN, JSTOR, EBSCO, Proquest, Cabell, KISS, KCI, DOI/CrossRef, and Google Scholar. The approach issue refers to the menu of options available to pursue economic integration. From the Treaties of Rome (January 1958) to the Maastricht Treaty (November 1993), Europe moved gradually but unambiguously towards closer economic integration – i.e. Register for e-submission: Register here to access the e-submission system of Journal of Economic Integration for authors and reviewers. An economic union is characterized by uniform monetary, taxation and governmental policies.

Regional economic integration occurs when countries come together to form free trade areas or customs unions, offering members preferential trade access to each others' markets.

New advances, however, constantly help make this trade easier to accomplish. We investigate whether and how economic integration increases state capacity. In the past century, advances in trade have grown dramatically. These options range from a step-wise bilateral cooperation to continent-wide integration.

At the same time, it facilitates the exchange of goods and increases labor mobility. A. Venables, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001. Technologies such as aircraft, the telephone, and the Internet have all contributed to the rise in economic integration, or "globalization."

Europe’s economic integration narrative. Inherent to the pursuit of the internal market was a need for intra-area exchange rate stability. Implementation issues cover the economic, political and institutional constraints that surface at the implementation stage of economic integration treaties.

The article reviews the economic effects of such agreements on member countries and on the world trading system.