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Life, Death, or Zombies? The Vitality of Regional Economic Organizations

September 24, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Life, Death, or Zombies? The Vitality of Regional Economic Organizations

DateSeptember 23, 2013

Time8:00am to 9:30am

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10383 Bunche Hall

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Since the 1960s, regional economic organizations (REOs) have proliferated, not least in the developing world. Yet many of these agreements are among countries with few factor complementarities and little to trade, and recent research shows that many of them do not live up to their own goals. This paper shows that most organizations end up in one of three situations. They might die off altogether, though this is infrequent, since politicians are usually reluctant to exit from or disband agreements. A large group of them become “zombies, where they exist in name alone, particularly if they are unable to attract and retain talented staff. A third category includes organizations that are alive and functioning. I demonstrate this proposition using a new measure of the vitality of regional economic organizations. Around 30% the organizations in the sample are alive and functioning; around 20% are essentially dead, and nearly 50% are zombies. The ability of the secretariats to attract and retain talented staff (as proxied by hardship compensation associated with the secretariat’s location) as well as to autonomously enact policy are associated with whether organizations truly stay active, or whether they simply endure or die off. Economic predictors, such as levels of wealth, trade, or trade potential in a set of economies, also play a role. http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/workshops/ir-workshop-papers/Julia%20Gray%20Paper-%2009-23-13.pdf
10/23/2013 Other Anthony Pagden, UCLA Giulia Sissa Giulia Sissa – UCLA UCLA 2014 Travel Study Info Session – The Invention of Europe: Paris & Venice Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 10/29/2013 12:00:00 10/29/2013 13:00:00 4276 Bunche Hall Enjoy an exciting and instructive summer, in two of the most glamorous cities in Europe: Paris and Venice. In this intensive program, we will examine the project for a united Europe, from classical antiquity to the present. In France you will visit Versailles, the Pantheon and Les Invalides. In Venice, the earliest republic of the modern world, you will have the opportunity to visit the canals, the Doge’s Palace, the council chamber of the Republic, the famous Jewish quarters and the many places, where, for centuries, the European Christian West encountered the Muslim East. http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/news/travel-study-info-session-paris-venice/image/

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September 24, 2018
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12:00 am
Website:
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