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Explaining G8 Effectiveness in the Approach to the New Millenium

Professor John Kirton
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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  1. The G7's Growth as a New Millenium Institution
  2. The G8's Growing Co-operation, Compliance and Crisis Management
  3. Causes of G8 Effectiveness

Table A: Participation in the G7 Summit, 1975- ( By Country or International Organization Involved)
Table B: The G7 Agenda, 1989-1996
Table C: The G7's Microeconomic Agenda, 1988-1996 (Most Common Issues in Economic Declarations)
Table D: The G7 System of Institutions
Table E: Ministers Involved in G7 Forums, by Department, 1975- (by date of first participation by an individual member)
Table F: Co-operative Achievements of G7 Summits, 1988-1997
Table G: Real GDP (Percentage changes from previous period)
Table H: Relative Capability of Major Powers in International System 1950-1996
Table I: Unemployment Rates, Civilian Labor Force Basis, Approximating U.S. Concepts, Seasonally Adjusted, 1975-1997
Table J: Merchandise Exports and Trade Openness, 1997
Table K: Official Aid Expenditures, 1993 (Countries spending over 1 USB, Billion US$)
Table L: Intra-G7 Exports, 1975, 1996 (as percentage of total exports)
Table M: Intra-G7 FDI Stock, 1982-1994 (as percentage of total FDI Stock)

Paper prepared for an academic workshop on the "G7 in the New Millenium," sponsored by the G7 Research Group, University of Toronto, the Centre for the Study of the USA, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Clifford Chance, London, England, May 12, 1998. Version: May 14, 1998

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