The new issue of “Journal of economic Integration” presents a comprehensive overview of seven articles about general economic integration on a global level. Dr. Bernhard Seliger, the representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, is a board member of the journal.
The first article shows a study focusing on worker productivity and analyzing the importance of global supply chains (GVCs) to promote productivity and economies of scale, especially in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) located in the Asia-Pacific. The next article, Examines the impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on trade dynamics within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries. Additionally, Addresses the effectiveness of countercyclical fiscal policy in economic stabilization, considering external debt and related instruments. Moreover, Explores the influence of economic freedom on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) using panel data analysis. Furthermore, Measures support a single currency among residents of member countries in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa. It also performs a rigorous analysis of the impact.