International Economic Cooperation

University of Chicago Press
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"A readable, balanced, and provocative view of the prospects for fruitful international economic cooperation. The papers are realistic: each discusses the difficulties involved in reaching cooperative solutions or procedures as well as the benefits of doing so. The discussion among the conference participants is lively, interesting, and insightful."--William H. Branson, Princeton University
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University of Chicago Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2007
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Pages
346
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ISBN
9780226241814
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English
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Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Industries / General
Business & Economics / International / General
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