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The Customs Union Issue

Jacob Viner and Paul Oslington


This text was originally published in 1950 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It sets the framework for the contemporary debate over the benefits or otherwise of preferential trading agreements such as the European Union, NAFTA, and APEC. The book developed the concepts of trade creation and diversion in this work as the author pioneered the analysis of the global politics of trade agreements. This revival of this classic work includes an introduction that places this book in the context of the author's intellectual development and the economic and political situation of the po ... More

Keywords: preferential trading agreements, European Union, APEC, NAFTA, global politics, international economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199756124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Viner, author
Former Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Paul Oslington, editor
Professor of Economics, Australian Catholic University