The completion of the European Community's single-market programme will stimulate the European economy and affect the rest of the world principally through its effects on trade among EC member states and on the Community's external trade. Although there has been much discussion of the effects of '1992' on international trade, there has been relatively little detailed analysis of the issues involved. This volume offers a major re-appraisal of the effect of completing the EC's single-market programme on trade among EC member states and also on the Community's external trade. Individual chapters assess the effects of '1992' on competition if transport costs and taste differences remain; detailed case-studies show that integration has complex effects on trade flows and prices and stress the importance of devising a satisfactory international trade policy for the completed market; other chapters estimate the elasticities of demand for imports.
• Latest in successful CEPR series on the effects of '1992'. Comparable to Giovannini/Mayer and Winters/Venables • Analyses trade both between the EC countries, and with other countries in Europe and throughout the world; good names, extremely up-to-date • Uses case studies in industry and finance to examine effects of integration, and concludes that it may in fact reduce competition