Regional Trade Agreements versus Global Trade Liberalization (90 Points)


In the globalizing economy of the late 20th and early 21st century liberalized trade has been sought by way of regional trade agreements and broader global trade liberalization. The policy choice between these two approaches has created debates among economists and politicians concerning which is a better strategy for various countries and for the global economy as a whole, and whether the two approaches are complimentary or contradictory.


Begin by reviewing pages VII and VIII in the Module 5 lecture on developing an annotated bibliography through the structure of a research system.


Using the CSU-GC Virtual Library, the Web, and/or other sources of scholarly literature, begin your research into regional trade agreements versus global trade liberalization by locating professional and academic journals and select current research articles published within the last five years on the topic.


Create an annotated bibliography from your research with a minimum of eight (8) well-written APA-formatted entries.


Then using the resources from the bibliography, develop a two-page paper summarizing and contrasting the main arguments on both sides of the issue.


Your well-written paper must meet the following requirements:


  • Use academic writing style, clear and concise language, and well-constructed paragraphs (minimum of three sentences required to develop a paragraph)
  • Ensure CSU-GC graduate APA formatting standards
  • Include the annotated bibliography following the body of the paper