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Western Canada in the International Economy.

Author/Creator:
J., Chambers Edward.
Publication:
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 1992.
Series:
Western Studies in Economic Policy
Western Studies in Economic Policy
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (122 pages)
Subjects:
Economics -- Canada, Western.
Canada, Western -- Commerce.
Canada, Western -- Economic conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Profiles
The Industrial Composition of Employment
Western Canada's Merchandise Trade Links with the Global Economy
The Four provinces: Merchandise Links with the Global Economy
A Comparison of Spatial Markets
Summary
2 Commodity Price Volatility, Instability and the Exchange Rate
Commodity Price Movements
Volatility in Commodity Prices
The Terms of Trade
Measures of Regional and Provincial Instability
Volatility and the Domestic Economy
Effects of the Exchange Rate on Western Canada
Exchange Rate Indexes
Summary on the Exchange Rate
Employment Effects of Commodity Prices and the Exchange Rate
3 Buffers and Strategic Options for the Private Sector
Institutional Buffers
Selected Programs
Energy
Marketing Agencies
Strategic Options: A Product/Market Approach
Cost Leadership/Production Capability
Searching for Extended Product/Market Options in the Private Sector
A Public Sector Role?
Examples of Transition Potential from the Forest Products Sector
Examples of Transition Potential from the Agricultural Sector
Examples of Transition Potential from the Energy Sector
Conclusion
4 Uncertain Prospects: Trade Liberalization, the Economic Union, and the Western Canadian Economy
Confederation as an Economic Union
The Economic Surplus of Confederation
Structural Characteristics of Western Canada and the Surplus
Implications for Western Canada of Alternative Constitutional Scenarios
Market Power Issues
Insurance and Stabilization Issues
The International Trading Environment Facing Western Canada
The GATT and Multilateral Trade Initiatives
Canada-United States Free Trade: Motivation
The FTA: Potential Gains
The Impact of the FTA on Western Canada
The FTA: Some Cautions.
Canada-United States-Mexico Free Trade Negotiations
Managed Trade vs. Free Trade
Europe 1992
Trade Liberalization and Western Canada: Promoting Structural Change
The Economic Union and Trade Liberalization
5 Whither the West?
Appendices
A. Spatial Market Shares in Some Important Western Canadian Exports
B. Composition of the Western Centre Commodity Price Index
C. Country Weights in the G-10 Nominal Effective Exchange Rate Index of the Bank of Canada
D. Country Weights in the IMF Nominal and Real Effective Exchange Rate Indexes for Canada
E. Effective Exchange Rate Indexes for Western Canada
F. Results from a Regression Model Relating Western Canadian Employment to Commodity Real Prices and the WCER Real Effective Exchange Rate Index
Bibliography.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: J., Chambers Edward Western Canada in the International Economy
ISBN:
9781459304833
9780888642479
OCLC:
923437011
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