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The North American Free Trade Agreement And Its Potential Impact On The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Brian Charles Kroll May 1994

The North American Free Trade Agreement And Its Potential Impact On The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Brian Charles Kroll

Master's Theses

This thesis consists of two parts. First, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is described in terms of free trade theory, its precedents, and the text of the treaty. Second, the international aspects of Virginia's economy are examined with regard to NAFTA. This thesis asserts that if implemented, NAFTA will produce the following results for Virginia: merchandise exports to Canada and Mexico will continue to increase; employment supported by merchandise exports will continue to increase; factory relocations and related employment losses will continue to be outpaced by employment growth in other manufacturing areas; trade in services will undergo ...


The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye Jul 1966

The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to describe the economic, social, and political conditions in Russell County that have caused it to be classified as a depressed area by the De­ partments of Commerce and Labor. The years 1950 to 1966 were selected by this writer because it seems that the poverty of the people of the county began emerging immedi­ ately after the Second World War and has become more pro­ nounced since that time. For historical and comparative purposes, certain aspects of the county's development from 1900 to 1950 have been included; however, they have been held ...