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Handbook of small states : economic, social and environmental issues
Éditeur Routledge
Année 2018
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of contributors; Foreword; Acronyms and abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The purpose of this book; 2 Measuring the size of countries; 3 Data on small states; 4 Trade; 5 Finance; 6 Regulatory frameworks and structural reform; 7 Social and political aspects; 8 Environmental concerns; 9 Conclusion; Notes; References; Appendix 1; PART I: Trade; 1. Opportunities and challenges for small economies in global value chains; 1 Introduction; 2 Small economies ; 3 Opportunities and challenges4 Integration of small economies in goods value chains; 5 Integration of small economies in services value chains; 6 Policy challenges for small economies with GVCs; 7 Conclusions; Notes; References; 2. Trade openness, volatility and governance; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature review; 3 Methodology; 4 Estimation results; 5 Conclusions and implications; Notes; References; 3. Trade, fiscal and welfare considerations of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: a CARICOM perspective; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature review; 3 Methods; 4 Results; 5 Conclusion; Notes ; 5. The export of higher education services from small island developing states: the Caribbean potential1 Introduction; 2 Small island developing states (SIDS); 3 Global market for higher education; 4 Higher education as a regional export cluster; 5 Concluding remarks; Notes; Appendix 1: Higher education in the Caribbean; Appendix 2; References; PART II: Finance; 6. Do small states need large external buffers? Evidence from an event-study analysis; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature review; 3 Methodology and data; 4 Stylized facts; 5 Event-study analysis; 6 The role of international reserve holdings ; 7 ConclusionsNotes; Appendix 1; References; 7. Decline in correspondent banking in the small states of the Pacific; 1 Introduction; 2 Vulnerabilities, drivers and evidence in the PICs; 3 What are the potential consequences?; 4 Policy recommendations; 5 Conclusion; Notes; References; 8. A new approach to exchange rate management in small open financially integrated economies; 1 Introduction; 2 The literature; 3 How are SOFIEs different?; 4 Why do SOFIEs prefer an exchange rate anchor?; 5 Tools for anchoring the exchange rate; 6 Conclusion; Notes; References
Résumé de l'éditeur :"This handbook covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to small states. Chapters in the volume have been grouped under the three main themes of economic, social and environmental issues. The economics sections include chapters dealing with trade, finance and regulatory frameworks, while the social theme covers health, migration, population ageing, as well as overall social wellbeing. The environmental theme examines matters such as measuring environmental performance, natural disasters, the ocean economy, and the validity of the Sustainable Development Goals. One major issue is the definition of small states. As this volume demonstrates, generally speaking, population is used to measure country size in the literature. However, it clearly emerges that there is no real consensus as to the population cut-off point that distinguishes small states from large ones. While the approaches taken by the authors vary, in all cases the chapters draw practical policy implications for small states. The book can therefore be considered as a wide-ranging depositary of information on small states with the aim of deriving policy prescriptions, and thus as an excellent resource for academics, students and policymakers."
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