Category Archives: Quarterly Journal of Economics

ԱՅԼԸՆՏՐԱՆՔ Գիտական Հանդես #4 2011

This paper gives an overview of recent developments in the process of Asian
economic integration. A large part will focus on the integration initiatives undertaken
within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ASEAN was not only the first regional integration arrangement in Asia, it also remains
the centre for current and future economic integration initiatives in the wider
East Asian region. The progress that has been made by ASEAN’s member countries
in establishing an ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) will be analysed. Given the important
and reasonably successful integration initiatives in other parts of the world,
such as the EU and NAFTA, academics and politicians have devoted much attention
to the possibilities of both deepening and widening economic collaboration in the
(East) Asian region.

ԱՅԼԸՆՏՐԱՆՔ Գիտական Հանդես #3 2011

Несмотря на то, что в мировой экономике немало примеров, когда госу-
дарство ставит перед собой амбициозные цели, однако немало и провалов.
Одни стараются копировать завоевания и успехи развитых стран, другие пы-
таются использовать модели, разработанные международными организациями,
третьи строят проекты несоразмерно своим возможностьям. Очевидно, что об-
речены не только вышеперечисленные попытки, что неоднократно доказано
историей, но и те, кто достигают успеха в экономическом развитии, жертвуя
фактической политической независимостью. Таких примеров, к сожалению,
тоже немало.

ԱՅԼԸՆՏՐԱՆՔ Գիտական Հանդես #2 2011

Competition and Strategic Alliances
Strategic alliance is a form of inter-organisation cooperation for the purpose of
achieving partner organisations’ strategic goals and objectives. Among the different
forms of strategic alliances, R&D strategic alliances have been particularly popular
among technology-based firms as these firms find it increasingly difficult to fund
research and development at a desired level on their own (Yang et al., 1999; Mc-
Cutchen et al., 2004). R&D strategic alliances provide the alternative to ensure
that R&D efforts continue at an appropriate level (Corey, 1997).

ԱՅԼԸՆՏՐԱՆՔ Գիտական Հանդես #1 2011

If mainstream international trade theories overwhelmingly point out the welfare
to be gained by all countries in reducing trade barriers, some of these theories also
clearly imply that trade liberalisation is not neutral, e.g. in terms of income distribution.
International trade competition, alongside with technological change, has
been considered as a possible explanation for increased wage inequality in some industrialised