Regional Trade and Monetary Integration in West Africa and Europe

Ludger Kühnhardt, Djénéba Traoré, Sohn, Rike, Oppong, Ama K., George Owusu, Sanoussi, Bilal, Iapadre, Lelio, De Lombaerde, Philippe, Mastronardi, Giovanni, Volker Nitsch, Simona Beretta, Terhemba Ambe-Uva and Paulina Mendes, Regional Trade and Monetary Integration in West Africa and Europe, ed. Sohn, Rike and Oppong, Ama K. (Bonn and Praia: University of Bonn and West Africa Institute, 2013).

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  • Author Ludger Kühnhardt
    Djénéba Traoré
    Sohn, Rike
    Oppong, Ama K.
    George Owusu
    Sanoussi, Bilal
    Iapadre, Lelio
    De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Mastronardi, Giovanni
    Volker Nitsch
    Simona Beretta
    Terhemba Ambe-Uva
    Paulina Mendes
    Editor Sohn, Rike
    Oppong, Ama K.
    Title Regional Trade and Monetary Integration in West Africa and Europe
    Series Title WAI-ZEI Papers
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Bonn and Praia
    Publisher University of Bonn and West Africa Institute
    Pages 190
    Language En
    Abstract Regional trade and monetary integration mark the core elements of any regional integration processes worldwide. However, the challenges are quite different: While the Member states of the European Union (EU) are economically and monetarily united, they are dealing with the imbalances and potential spill-overs effects resulting from the Euro zone crises. The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), on the other hand, struggles with low levels of intra-regional trade, external dependencies and the goal of establishing a region-wide common currency. Inspired by the experience of each other, the WAI-ZEI anthology combines the reflections of well-known researchers from both regions on three of the most important questions in this regard: How can regional integration schemes contribute to enhance regional trade and integration into the global economy? What are the effects of monetary integration and how can synergies be created? To what extent can experiences of other regions be helpful in this process?
    UNBIS Thesaurus EUROPE
    Regional Integration
    REGIONAL ECONOMICS
    ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
    WEST AFRICA
    MONETARY UNIONS
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783941928275
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