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The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO FTA System

The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO FTA System Author Dukgeun Ahn
ISBN-10 9789814704366
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 384
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The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO/FTA System presents a collation of interdisciplinary studies covering a wide range of issues from WTO dispute settlement issues to trade remedy systems and FTA negotiations. The author applies legal as well as economic rationales and methods to analyze core issues in the world trading system and in doing so, sheds an interesting light on various trade issues. The interdisciplinary analysis on WTO and FTA issues provides a unique opportunity to reconsider many conventional trade topics. For instance, the author shows that third country dumping rarely used in the GATT/WTO system may have a new role with economic incentives in the context of FTAs. Contents:Dispute Settlement in the WTO System:Understanding Non-litigated Disputes in the WTO Dispute Settlement SystemKorea in the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System: Legal Battle for Economic DevelopmentPractices and Theoretical Foundations of the Trade Remedy System:Alternative Approach to Causation Analysis in Trade Remedy Investigations: 'Cost of Production' TestThird Country Dumping: Origin, Evolution and ProspectRestructuring the WTO Safeguard Mechanism in The WTO Trade Remedy SystemFoe or Friend of GATT Article XXIV: Diversity in Trade Remedy RulesCountervailing Duty against China: Opening a Pandora's Box in the WTO System?United States — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp and Diamond Sawblades from China: Never Ending Zeroing in the WTO?International Decisions: United States — Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from ChinaInterrelation between Trade and Finance:Linkages between International Trade and Financial Institutions: IMF, World Bank and WTOWTO Disciplines Under the IMF Program: Congruence or Conflict?Is the Chinese Exchange-rate Regime 'WTO-legal'?Book Review: International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary AffairsLegal and Economic Analysis of Free Trade Agreements:Dispute Settlement Systems in Asian FTAs: Issues and ProblemsAnalysis of Anti-dumping Use in Free Trade AgreementsLegal Issues for Korea's "Internal Trade" in the WTO System Readership: Researchers, students, and members of the public who are interested in international trade or economic law, international economics and international political economy.

The Political Economy of Trade Policy

The Political Economy of Trade Policy Author Devashish Mitra
ISBN-10 9789814569156
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 300
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The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Theory, Evidence and Applications is a collection of sole-authored and co-authored papers by Devashish Mitra that have been published in various scholarly journals over the last two decades. It covers diverse topics in the political economy of trade policy, ranging from the role of modeling lobby formation in the context of trade policy determination to its applications to the question of unilateralism versus reciprocity and trade agreements. It also includes the theory and the empirics of the choice of policy instruments. Finally, the book presents the empirical investigation of the Grossman-Helpman “Protection for Sale” model as well as the Mayer “Median-Voter” model of trade policy determination.

Nontariff Measures and International Trade

Nontariff Measures and International Trade Author John Christopher Beghin
ISBN-10 9789813144415
Release 2016-11-28
Pages 392
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Nontariff Measures and International Trade includes 20 chapters authored by John Beghin and co-authors over the last 20 years on the economics of quality-standard like nontariff measures in the context of international trade. This book provides a coherent and comprehensive treatment of these nontariff measures, from their measurement to their effects on trade and welfare. In Part I, the authors use different perspectives to make the case that, unlike tariffs, quality-standard like nontariff measures are complex to measure and analyze and do not easily lead to general policy prescriptions. Then, Part II contains contributions on measurements of welfare and trade effects of nontariff measures, accounting for potential market imperfections. Part III presents chapters on the potential protectionism of nontariff measures when they are used to favor some economic agents over society. The last part presents cases studies of nontariff measures in different industries, markets, and countries.

Multinational Enterprises and Host Country Development

Multinational Enterprises and Host Country Development Author Holger Görg
ISBN-10 9789814749237
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 388
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Multinational Enterprises and Host Country Development is a unique collection of papers looking at different aspects of the link between multinational enterprises and their effects on the host countries' economies. The volume studies effects of multinationals on R&D, innovation, productivity, wages, as well as growth and survival of firms in the host countries, and distinguishes direct and indirect effects through spillovers. All the analyses are conducted using firm level data for countries as diverse as China, Ireland, Sweden, Ghana, the UK or a group of countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This volume is a valuable reading for graduate students and researchers wishing to investigate the impact of multinationals.

Microeconometrics of International Trade

Microeconometrics of International Trade Author Joachim Wagner
ISBN-10 9789813109704
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 548
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This volume brings together two comprehensive survey studies of the literature on the microeconometrics of international trade. The chapters apply new empirical methods to the analysis of the links between international trade and various dimensions of firm performance such as productivity, profitability, wages, and survival. The studies also include report results for Germany, one of the leading actors on the world markets for goods and services. Contents:Survey Papers:Exports and Productivity: A Survey of the Evidence from Firm Level Data (Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Firm Performance: A Survey of Empirical Studies Since 2006 (Joachim Wagner)Characteristics of Exporting and Importing Firms in Germany:Exports and Firm Characteristics in German Manufacturing Industries: New Evidence from Representative Panel Data (Joachim Wagner)Higher Productivity in Importing German Manufacturing Firms: Self-Selection, Learning from Importing or Both? (Alexander Vogel and Joachim Wagner)Exports and Wages:Do Exporters Really Pay Higher Wages? First Evidence from German Linked Employer–Employee Data (Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel and Joachim Wagner)Higher Wages in Exporting Firms: Self-Selection, Export Effect, or Both? First Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data (Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel and Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Profits:Exports and Profitability — First Evidence for German Manufacturing Firms (Helmut Fryges and Joachim Wagner)Exports and Pro?tability — First Evidence for German Business Services Enterprises (Alexander Vogel and Joachim Wagner)Exports, Imports and Profitability: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises (Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Firm Survival:Exports, Imports and Firm Survival: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises in Germany (Joachim Wagner)Risk or Resilience? The Role of Trade Integration and Foreign Ownership for the Survival of German Enterprises During the Crisis 2008–2010 (Joachim Wagner and John P Weche Gelübcke)Credit Constraints and International Trade:Credit Constraints and Exports: A Survey of Empirical Studies Using Firm-Level Data (Joachim Wagner)Credit Constraints and Margins of Import: First Evidence for German Manufacturing Enterprises (Joachim Wagner)Extensive Margins of Exports and Imports:Trading Many Goods with Many Countries: Exporters and Importers from German Manufacturing Industries (Joachim Wagner)Methods of Empirical Analysis of Heterogeneous Exporters and Importers:From Estimation Results to Stylized Facts: Twelve Recommendations for Empirical Research in International Activities of Heterogeneous Firms (Joachim Wagner) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the fields of econometrics and international economics.

Trade Law Domestic Regulation and Development

Trade Law  Domestic Regulation and Development Author Joel P Trachtman
ISBN-10 9789814635738
Release 2015-04-08
Pages 464
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Trade Law, Domestic Regulation and Development is about the relationship between trade, regulation and development. By combining law and economics perspectives on the international trading system, Trachtman takes an interdisciplinary approach in analyzing the topic of globalization and economic development. In a developing economy, as globalization proceeds, a critical factor is the relationship between liberalization of movement of goods, services, and people, on the one hand, and the right to regulate, including the right to regulate for development, on the other hand. In the context of market access, all countries need the right to restrict imports of goods or services that may hurt consumers or the broader society, and developing countries sometimes need the ability to subsidize their own goods and services, or sometimes to restrict imports of goods or services, in order to promote development. Nonetheless, both developed and developing countries often fall into the trap of regulating for protectionist or corrupt reasons. Finding the right balance between market access and regulation is the subject of analysis in this collected volume of 16 papers by Trachtman, and presented in a manner that is accessible and interesting to both law and economics readers. In Trachtman's own words, "The purpose of [international] trade law in this context [globalization] seems to be to allow states to agree to avoid creating these inefficient policy externalities, not to force all states to dance to the same tune." Errata(s) Errata (24 KB) Contents:IntroductionTrade Law and Domestic Regulation:Philippines — Taxes on Distilled Spirits: Like Products and Market Definition (with Damien Neven)Brazil — Measures Affecting Imports of Retreaded Tyres: A Balancing Act (with Chad P Bown)Continued Suspense: EC–Hormones and WTO Disciplines on Discrimination and Domestic Regulation (with Bernard Hoekman)Embedding Mutual Recognition at the WTOIncomplete Harmonization Contracts in International Economic Law: Report of the Panel, China — Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, WT/DS362/R, adopted 20 March 2009 (with Kamal Saggi)Canada–Wheat: Discrimination, Non-Commercial Considerations, and the Right to Regulate Through State Trading Enterprises (with Bernard Hoekman)Regulatory Jurisdiction and the WTOThe World Trading System, the International Legal System and Multilevel ChoiceTrade Law and Development:Incorporating Development among Diverse MembersDoing Justice: The Economics and Politics of International Distributive JusticeThe WTO and Development Policy in China and IndiaLegal Aspects of a Poverty Agenda at the WTO: Trade Law and 'Global Apartheid'Systemic Concerns Regarding WTO Law:The WTO CathedralJurisdiction in WTO Dispute SettlementNegotiations on Domestic Regulation and Trade in Services (GATS Article VI): A Legal Analysis of Selected Current IssuesToward Open Recognition? Standardization and Regional Integration under Article XXIV of GATT Readership: Advanced postgraduate students in law taking modules in international trade and developmental economics, and also vice versa. Key Features:Provides a unique economic analysis of legal problems of globalizationExamines the problem of the "right to regulate" in detailExplains the relationship between trade liberalization and developmentKeywords:Trade;WTO;International Law;Globalization;Right to Regulate;Development

Asian Free Trade Agreements and WTO Compatibility

Asian Free Trade Agreements and WTO Compatibility Author Shintaro Hamanaka
ISBN-10 9789814460422
Release 2014-01-13
Pages 300
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It is an appropriate time to rethink the relationship between trade regionalism and multilateralism in the Asian context as we witness the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Asia. In the 1980s and 1990s, many scholars and policymakers believed that Asian integration was market-based, rather than legal-based, and that Asian integration would never be codified through agreements. Yet today, there are a large number of FTAs signed and under negotiation in Asia. This book investigates the appropriate relationship between regionalism and multilateralism, with a special reference to recent FTAs in Asia. It is undeniable that past trade multilateralism–regionalism debates centered on the trade-in-goods aspect. However, the majority of recent FTAs in Asia cover issues beyond trade-in-goods and tariff liberalization, such as trade facilitation, services, and economic cooperation. While the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Article XXIV governs regional integration initiatives in trade in goods, there is no (or at most a thin) World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement that stipulates the relationship between regionalism and multilateralism in issue areas other than goods. Thus, this study carefully considers the meaning of “WTO-compatible FTAs” by distinguishing “WTO consistency” and “WTO friendliness”, going beyond GATT Article XXIV debates and proposes a general framework for examining the openness of regionalism in various issue areas by identifying tree-type questions to distinguish several types of exclusiveness. It then specifically asks the following questions: Can Asian FTAs that cover several issues be considered multilateralism friendly? How does the relationship between regionalism and multilateralism differ between trade-in-goods and non-goods issue areas? What are policies that might reduce the exclusiveness of regional initiatives? The study concludes by listing counterintuitive policy suggestions to make FTAs truly WTO compatible. The book also includes a comprehensive list of FTAs in Asia and several WTO Agreements relating to trade regionalism. Contents:Introduction: Conceptualizing the WTO Compatibility of FTAsAnalytical Framework for WTO Friendliness of FTAs: How to Check If They are Real “Friends” of WTO?Free Trade Agreements in Goods: Is Trade Bilateralism in Asia Consistent with WTO Rules and Norms?Regional Approaches to Trade Facilitation: Are Regional Trade Facilitation Measures Discriminatory Against Non-Members?Regional Services Agreements: What is the Value of GATS-Plus Regional Services Commitments?Economic Cooperation Under FTAs: Do FTAs Impose WTO-Plus Technical Assistance Obligations on Members?Conclusion: Counter-Intuitive Policy Implications for WTO-Compatible FTAs Readership: Researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in Free Trade Agreements, World Trade Organization, Regionalism, Trade in Services and Trade Facilitation. Keywords:Free Trade Agreement (FTA);World Trade Organization (WTO);Regionalism;Trade in Services;Trade FacilitationKey Features:Chapters first present the methodology relevant to analyze FTA's WTO compatibility in a particular area and then present case studies of Asian FTAs to examine their WTO compatibility, which is followed by the policy discussions on how to make FTAs more WTO-friendlyThe book is interdisciplinary covering economics, political science and international economic lawAuthored by ADB Economist specializing in FTA issues, the book provides readers with theoretically sound and empirically rich discussion on FTAs. The author knows both theory and practice of FTAs and WTO (served as negotiator at the Japanese Mission to the WTO; involved in the regional economic integration issues at the Office of Regional Economic Integration at ADB)Reviews: “Shintaro Hamanaka has written an interesting and important book on Asian Free Trade Agreements and WTO Compatibility. The first major contribution is to distinguish between the narrowly legal concept of WTO-consistency and the broader concept of WTO-friendliness. That distinction underpins the book's analysis, in which Hamanaka identifies examples of agreements that are WTO-consistent but not in the spirit of the WTO or likely to promote future multilateralism; as he points out, non-violation of rules is not the same as harmony. The book's second major contribution is in-depth analysis of 21st. Century trade agreements in Asia, covered in four substantive chapters on trade in goods, trade facilitation, services agreements, and economic cooperation. The author's detailed knowledge of more than a hundred agreements is used to support analysis in which the big picture is kept impressively in focus.” Prof. Richard Pomfret University of Adelaide

Regulation of Foreign Investment

Regulation of Foreign Investment Author Zdenek Drabek
ISBN-10 9789814401630
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 512
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The main aim of this book is to assess the importance of international rules for foreign direct investment and the major challenges to international harmonization of those rules. Particular attention is paid to the most controversial and contentious issues with the view of appraising the prospects for establishing global rules. The book is divided into three parts; the first part includes papers assessing the role of national and international legislation with further distinction being made between bilateral, regional and multilateral legal frameworks. The second part addresses regulatory issues of technology transfer, labor, environment, subsidies and investment incentives, national security, public services and sovereign wealth funds. The final part looks at the experience of some international fora in addressing these issues and at some theoretical and conceptual problems of rule harmonization. The papers have been written by legal and economic scholars from leading universities. Contents:Introduction (Zdenek Drabek and Petros C Mavroidis)Regulation of Investment in the Trade Régime: From ITO to WTO (Petros C Mavroidis)Domestic, Regional and Multilateral Investment Liberalization (Jorge A Huerta Goldman)Mode 3 of the GATS: A Model for Disciplining Measures Affecting Investment Flows? (Bart De Meester and Dominic Coppens)Labor Standards and Human Rights: Implications for International Trade and Investment (Drusilla K Brown, Alan V Deardorff and Robert M Stern)Interactions Between Subsidies Regulation and Foreign Investment, and the Primacy of the International Trade Regime (Tomer Broude)Environmental Protection (Daniel M Firger and Michael B Gerrard)Technology Transfer: Regulatory Issues and International Investment Agreements (Keith E Maskus)Sovereign Wealth Funds and Political Risk: New Challenges in the Regulation of Foreign Investment (Victoria Barbary and Bernardo Bortolotti)International Tribunals as Agents of Harmonization (Moshe Hirsch)Foreign Acquisitions and National Security: What are Genuine Threats? Whatare Implausible Worries? (Theodore H Moran)Public Services, Investment Liberalization and Protection (Federico Ortino)The EU Approach to Investment (Americo Beviglia Zampetti and Colin Brown)Harmonization of Rules on Foreign Investment (Zdenek Drabek) Readership: Policy makers, negotiators, business councils, NGOs, legal profession (international trade and investment law), economic profession (academics). Keywords:Harmonization;Regulation;Foreign Investment;International EconomicsKey Features:Treatment of “new generation” issues such as human rights or sovereign wealth fundsTreatment of highly controversial issues of harmonization including subsidies, public services and technology transfer or the actual choice whether to harmonize or notAnalysis provided by top international scholarsReviews: “The remarkable collection of papers assembled by Drabek and Mavoridis succeeds both in identifying and explaining in clear terms the most salient questions in the regulation of foreign investment today… The diversity of themes covered in this book make it essential reading for anyone interested in an accessible overview of the latest developments in the regulation of foreign investment.” J. World Trade Review

Regional Trade and Economic Integration

Regional Trade and Economic Integration Author Ram Upendra Das
ISBN-10 9789814374606
Release 2012
Pages 231
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The Asia-Pacific region has emerged as a dominant player in trade and will continue to be an influential component of world trade and economics. This book presents an informative outlook on the various regional and trade agreements (RTAs) and their beneficial effects on bilateral trade. In particular, the authors concentrate on India and China, the two major rising powers, and the impact of exchange of information and sharing of resources between these two countries in wide-ranging areas. It provides an incisive analysis and a roundup of all major RTAs and also presents an overview of all major agreements between the countries involved, which might propel their trade numbers and influence future economic engagements. The book also discusses possible obstacles that are encountered during the implementation of RTAs and circumvention routes that can be taken to ensure the successful execution of the agreements. International trade agreements, such as General Agreements on Trade and Tariffs, which have revolutionized the trade dynamics by opening up new areas of trade and formulating specific guidelines for the member countries to adhere to during trade negotiations, are discussed. The book also provides new insights into some of the issues under negotiation, such as sensitive lists, trade, investment cooperation, and trade in services. The existing economic cooperation arrangements in the region as well as those that are at various stages of study and negotiations, empirical insights and policy suggestions are elucidated in detail.

Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance

Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance Author Sven W Arndt
ISBN-10 9789814603423
Release 2014-07-18
Pages 348
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In Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance, Professor Sven W Arndt offers succinct and rigorous explanations of important developments in trade, finance and international monetary relations. Topics include economic and monetary integration, cross-border production networks, and stabilization policy in orthodox and mixed exchange-rate regimes. The theoretical framework developed in this volume provides critical assessments of existing policies and practices, develops theoretical foundations for new and emerging patterns in trade and finance, and evaluates how well economists and policy makers are dealing (or have dealt) with the challenges they face. Readers will find the most in-depth and comprehensive discussion of international production networks (“off-shoring”), a detailed analysis of the implications for US economic stability and policy autonomy of its unorthodox exchange rate regime of fixed and floating rates, and insights into the causes of recent economic and financial turmoil in the global economy. Contents:Part I: Beyond the Standard Trade Model:Free Trade and Its AlternativesOn Discriminatory vs. Non-Preferential Tariff PoliciesCustoms Union and the Theory of TariffsDomestic Distortions and Trade PolicyPart II: Fragmentation and Cross-Border Production Networks:FragmentationSuper-Specialization and the Gains from TradeGlobal Production Networks and Regional IntegrationProduction Networks in an Economically Integrated RegionTrade Diversion and Production SharingProduction Networks, Exchange Rates and Macroeconomic StabilityTrade, Production Networks and the Exchange RateIntra-Industry Trade and the Open EconomyFragmentation, Imperfect Competition and Heterogeneous FirmsPart III: Macro Policy Challenges in Open Economies:Policy Choices in an Open Economy: Some Dynamic ConsiderationsJoint Balance: Capital Mobility and the Monetary System of a Currency AreaInternational Short-Term Capital Movements: A Distributed Lag Model of Speculation in Foreign ExchangeRegional Currency Arrangements in North AmericaAdjustment in an Open Economy with Two Exchange-Rate RegimesStabilization Policy in an Economy with Two Exchange Rate RegimesPolicy Challenges in a Dual Exchange Rate RegimeThe "Great Moderation" in a Dual Exchange Rate Regime Readership: Advanced economics undergraduates and graduate students; academic researchers in both trade and open economy macroeconomics and international finance. Key Features:Offers the most complete and comprehensive analysis of “off-shoring” and international production networksPays serious attention to the existence of distortions and anti-competitive elements that threaten the ability of markets to function properlyAddresses weaknesses in current exchange rate arrangements that may contribute to global economic and financial instabilityKeywords:Preferential Trade Areas;Fragmentation;Cross-Border Production Networks;Off-Shoring;Currency Areas and Monetary Union;Single vs. Dual-Exchange Rate Regimes;Stabilization Policy in Open Economies;International Monetary Relations

World Scientific Reference On Entrepreneurship The In 4 Volumes

World Scientific Reference On Entrepreneurship  The  In 4 Volumes Author
ISBN-10 9789814733328
Release 2016-12-28
Pages 1536
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This book examines an important economic development in East Asia during the first decade of the 21st century. Whereas regional arrangements were, with the sole significant exception of ASEAN, conspicuously absent before 2000, they have proliferated since 2000 in both the monetary and trade areas. The book places this political development in the changing nature of the national economies, especially their increasing integration into regional and global value chains with the fragmentation of production processes.This is a freshly written, coherent analysis of the topic, drawing upon (updated) material from a series of articles that the author has published on the subject over the years. Although the book is based on theoretical and, especially, empirical analysis of regionalism, it is written in a non-technical style accessible to a wide range of readers. The book is likely to be adopted as supplementary reading for university courses on Asian economies, whether be it in area studies or economics/political economy disciplines.

Regional trade agreements and the WTO legal system

Regional trade agreements and the WTO legal system Author Lorand Bartels
ISBN-10 0199207003
Release 2006
Pages 604
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The proliferation of regional trade agreements, including both free trade agreements and customs unions, over the past decade has provoked many new legal issues in WTO law, public international law, and an emerging law of regional trade agreements. The various Parts of this book chart this development from a number of perspectives. Part 1 introduces the economic and political underpinnings of regional trade agreements, their constitutional functions, and their role as a locus for integrating trade and human rights. Part 2 examines the WTO rules governing regional trade agreements, focusing on a number of areas in which regional trade agreements prove problematic, such as trade remedies, regulatory standards and rules of origin. Part 3 investigates areas in which regional trade agreements go beyond WTO rules, in areas such as intellectual property, investment, competition, services, sustainable development and mutual recognition, while Part 4 is devoted to the dispute settlement mechanisms of regional trade agreements, and includes illuminating case studies. Part 5 explores the interrelationship between regional trade agreements and the WTO system from the perspective of public international law, involving questions with significance beyond the trade community.

Economic Diplomacy

Economic Diplomacy Author Chin L. Lim
ISBN-10 9789814324632
Release 2011
Pages 316
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Singapore, a small country with limited resources, has nevertheless played a significant role in regional and global trade negotiations. Its negotiators possess a wealth of knowledge and experiences and yet few have told their story. This book is a collection of sixteen essays by authors who have been closely involved in trade negotiations including GATT/WTO and bilateral free trade agreements. They share their experiences in such negotiations, how they promoted national interests and advanced the global trade agenda. It will appeal to readers who are interested in how international economic diplomacy is conducted, and Singapore's role and perspective as an open trading nation.

International Trade Agreements and Political Economy

International Trade Agreements and Political Economy Author Raymond Riezman
ISBN-10 9789814397407
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 418
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This book presents a comprehensive view of recent developments in the theory of international trade agreements and political economy, by focusing on research by Raymond Riezman. This pioneering work introduced terms of trade effects and strategic behavior to the theory of international trade agreements. This is complemented by a careful analysis of how politics affects international trade agreements. The book brings together work which focuses on the question of why international trade agreements occur and what forms they take. Contents:Tariffs and Trade Agreements:A 3X3 Model of Customs UnionsTariff Retaliation from a Strategic ViewpointCustoms Unions and the CoreDo Big Countries Win Tariff Wars?Optimal Tariff Equilibria with Customs UnionsDynamic Tariffs with Asymmetric InformationUnderstanding the Welfare Implications of Preferential Trade AgreementsA Strategic and Welfare Theoretic Analysis of Free Trade AreasHow Often are Propositions on the Effects of Regional Trade Agreements Theoretical Curiosa?Free Trade: What are the Terms-of-Trade Effects?Political Economy and Voting Models:Voter Preferences for Trade Policy InstrumentsSeniority in LegislaturePolitical Reform and Trade PolicyThe Sources of Protectionist Drift in Representative DemocraciesMinorities and Storable VotesInternational Trade Topics:Uncertainty and the Choice of Trade Policy in Oligopolistic IndustriesAn Experimental Investigation of the Patterns of International TradeThe Principles of Exchange Rate Determination in an International Finance ExperimentTrade Shocks and Macroeconomic Fluctuations in AfricaTrade, and the Distribution of Human Capital Readership: Graduates and researchers in international economics; professionals and policy makers involved in decisions related to international trade; general public interested in political economy. Keywords:International Trade;Political Economy;Theory of International Free Trade Agreements;Customs Unions;Tariff Dynamics;Storable VotesKey Features:Unique treatment of international trade agreements and political influences on themBrings together work which focuses on the question of why international trade agreements occur

The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

The History and Future of the World Trade Organization Author Craig VanGrasstek
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040886871
Release 2013
Pages 646
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This comprehensive account of the establishment of the WTO focuses on those who shaped its creation as well as those who have influenced its evolution. It also examines trade negotiations, the WTO's dispute settlement role, the process of joining, and what lies ahead for the organization.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Global Value Chains in a Changing World Author Deborah Kay Elms
ISBN-10 9287038821
Release 2013
Pages 409
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A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

The WTO and International Investment Law

The WTO and International Investment Law Author Jürgen Kurtz
ISBN-10 9781107009707
Release 2016-01-20
Pages 326
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Jürgen Kurtz provides a theoretically grounded and doctrinally tractable framework to understand the relationship between international trade and investment law.