Supranational cooperations and economic and currency unions are top issues on the agenda. Questions about explicit and implicit financial equalization between member countries, industrial and infrastructure policies gain importance.
Globalization and the expanding information technologies will force reforms both in the EU and in the South American Mercosur. The discussion is organized under four headings:
Financial Crises, inevitably connected to the advantages of global and liberalized financial markets. Consequences of
Cooperation and Integration on the «old» industries with respect to economic fluctuations and intra-industry trade. Fundamental changes in
Information Technologies affect the international capital mobility, the cost advantages of alternative locations, as well as academic teaching and learning.
Consequences for Labor Markets of the structural transformation of «knowledge societies».
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 395 pp., num. fig. and tables
Contents: Marta Podzun de Buraschi: Unequal Transmission of Financial Crises in MERCOSUR – Malcolm H. Dunn: The Asian
Financial Crisis - Causes and Consequences – Amaury Gremaud/Márcio Bobik Braga: Experiences in Exchange Rate Policies in Latin
America in the 90s: History and Perspectives – Dante M. Aldrighi: Is Globalisation Sapping the Stakeholder Model of Corporate
Governance? – Roberto Macedo: Privatization and the Distribution of Assets and Income in Brazil – Alejandro D. Jacobo: Some
Empirical Evidence on the Macroeconomic Behavior of MERCOSUR Countries – Hebe G. Morales de Marega: Intra-Industry Trade between
MERCOSUR, the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – Hada G. Juárez de Perona: Competitiveness
and External Trade Performance – María Luisa Recalde/Michaela Kuhl: The Environmental Problems of Agriculture - European Union
and MERCOSUR Experiences – Rinaldo A. Colomé: Telecommunications Market - Regulation for Competition in Argentina and Brazil
– Kirsten Lenz: Modeling Interorganizational Workflows for International Cooperation – Ulrich Peter Ritter: From the Internet-University
to E-Commerce and to the University of the Future – Alberto Díaz Cafferata/Alberto Figueras/Ricardo Descalzi: Integration
and Regional Restructuring – Roland Eisen/André Kolodziejak/Dimitrios Gotsis: Regional Unemployment in Germany: High Rates
and Persistence of Differences – Mariana de Santis: Teachers and their Salaries in Argentina and Brazil: Does the Market Matter?
– Maria Cristina Cacciamali: Labor Reform and Adjustment of the Labor Market in Brazil and Argentina.