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Modeling North American Economic Integration

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
March 1-2, 1991
Friday, March 1
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:15 p.m. David Cox, University of Waterloo
An Applied General Equilibrium Analysis of the Impact of a Canada-Mexico-U.S. Free Trade Agreement on Canada” (Joint work with Richard G. Harris)
2:30 p.m. Horacio Sobarzo, El Colegio de Mexico
A General Equilibrium Analysis of the Gains from Trade for the Mexican Economy of a North American Free Trade Agreement
3:45 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Drusilla Brown, Tufts University
“A Computational Analysis of a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement” (Joint work with Alan Deardorff andRobert Stern)
5:30 p.m. Cocktail party
Saturday, March 2
9:00 a.m. Clinton R. Shiells, U.S. Department of Labor
Trade Substitution Elasticities for Analysis of a North American Free Trade Area” (Joint work with Kenneth A. Reinert)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. James R. Markusen, University of Colorado
U.S.-Mexico Free Trade and the North American Auto Industry: A Theoretical and Applied General Equilibrium Analysis” (Joint work with Linda Hunter and Thomas F. Rutherford)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Luis Rivera Batiz, University of California at San Diego
Economic Integration and Endogenous Growth” (Joint work with Paul M. Romer)
2:15 p.m. Patrick J. Kehoe, University of Minnesota
In Search of Scale Effects in Models of Trade and Growth” (Joint work with David K. Backus and Timothy J. Kehoe)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion: Economic Modeling and the Free Trade Agreement