OECD Employment Outlook 2019

OECD has launched the latest edition of the OECD Employment Outlook.


According to the publication’s press release, “[t]he 2019 edition … presents new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs, and discusses the policy implications of these changes with respect to how technology, globalisation, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labour market in OECD countries.”


The full publication is available online for consultation and download through the OECD iLibrary here: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/oecd-employment-outlook-2019_9ee00155-en



OECD: Why government subsidies are bad for global competition

“As a global community, we also value fairness and competitiveness in international markets. The rules that govern international trade were created precisely to level the global playing field and ensure fair competition that drives innovation and benefits consumers. But some governments still support (or subsidise) certain firms or domestic industries to give them a leg up on the competition. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is ultimately to the detriment of consumers, businesses, and jobs. We often don’t know who the “real” winners would be if the competition were truly fair.”


Check out one of the latest OECD opinion pieces, this one on why government subsidies are bad for global competition.


The full piece is available here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/why-subsidies-are-bad-global-competition


In case you missed it: in February, an OECD opinion piece looked at government subsidies and overfishing. The article can be found here: https://www.oecd.org/agriculture/government-subsidies-overfishing

Factiva webinar

New to using Factiva or more experienced, but looking to polish your skills?


For an introduction to the Factiva website, resources included in Factiva, and the Factival mobile app and for tips on searching Factiva and creating alerts, check out this training video: https://youtu.be/GIKMmtzcLmI


Questions about accessing Factiva through the WTO Library? Looking for help in using this resource? Contact us at web.librarian@wto.org for more information!

Parcels trade: the good, the bad, and the ugly

“What do a clothing designer and a manufacturer of counterfeit medications have in common? For Praew, an up-and-coming clothing designer who runs Lanna Clothes Design in Thailand, and Paul, who manufactures and sells fake medicines to customers around the world, it’s simple: both rely on e-commerce to grow their business and send hundreds of parcels to customers overseas every month.”

Among the latest trade-related publications from the OECD, available through the WTO’s subscription to the OECD iLibrary, read more about the intricacies of parcels and the work done by customs officials worldwide to ensure that legal goods cross borders expeditiously, while illicit or illegal goods do not.

The full piece is available from the OECD here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/parcels-trade-good-bad-ugly

Curious for more of the latest from OECD on trade? Visit the OECD portal on trade here, access OECD publications and papers, and review, download or visualize data.

Library acquisitions — March 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from Mach 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through 30 April 2019, explore Nature Sustainability!

Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal from the publishers of Nature, showcasing peer-reviewed research on sustainability in the fields of natural and social sciences, engineering, and environmental policy.

For more information on and to experiment with this resource during the trial period, visit Nature Sustainability here: https://www.nature.com/natsustain/

Also through 30 April 2019, Brill is offering a trial of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law!

An annual publication from the Max Planck Institute, with funding from the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, the yearbook is divided into three parts: Law and Practice of the United Nations (legal fundamentals of the UN, agencies, and programmes); Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations; and an overview of key developments in the UN for a given reporting year. This trial covers all volumes published since 1997.

To explore this publication, visit Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law here: https://brill.com/view/journals/mpyo/mpyo-overview.xml (Please note this resource works best using Google Chrome)

Through 30 April 2019, take advantage of trial access to Taylor & Francis’s resource Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection!

This resource is a comprehensive collection of content from 78 peer-reviewed journals in environmental studies, geography, hydrology, planning studies, and urban studies.

For more information on this resource, visit Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection here: https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/product-info/journals/geography-planning-urban-environment-subject-collection/

Unfortunately, the publisher has not made the collection available from a single link. For a list of journals included in this collection, with the URL for each journal, please contact web.librarian@wto.org.

Finally, also through 30 April 2019, test vLex – Global Legal Research!

This resource is a database of legal information, with coverage of primary law for over 20 jurisdictions and selected coverage for more than 100 countries, with additional editorial content curated from third-party publishers.

For more information and to explore this resource during this trial period, visit vLex – Global Legal Research here: http://vlex.com/account/login_ip

Please note, from the providers of vLex: “Please notice that the platform has a system of alerts to detect “unreasonable use”, contrary to the provisions of our Terms of Service“.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
La ayuda para el comercio en síntesis 2017 : fomentar el comercio, la inclusión y la conectividad en favor del desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio y Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927539

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2TKTD3C
The globotics upheaval : globalisation, robotics, and the future of work / Richard Baldwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927466

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2I16fBi
Intellectual property and the new international economic order : oligopoly, regulation, and wealth redistribution in the global knowledge economy / Sam F. Halabi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927529

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2VcbPV4
International arbitration : law and practice / Gary B. Born.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927535

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2YHSFJ9
International investment law and arbitration : commentary, awards and other materials / Chin Leng Lim, Jean Ho and Martins Paparinskis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927537

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2CQexIK
Investment treaty arbitration : problems and exercises / Kaj Hobér, with Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927533

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2JWwE60
Panorama de l’aide pour le commerce 2017 : promouvoir le commerce, l’inclusion et la connectivité pour un développement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce et Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927541

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2WCqVUj
The role of trade in ending poverty / World Bank Group and World Trade Organization.

Library has electronic version only.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927524

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2FRN7EB
Sustainable development, international aviation, and treaty implementation / edited by Armand de Mestral, Peter Paul Fitzgerald, Md Tanveer Ahmad.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927526

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2JVEYms
Trade and poverty reduction : new evidence of impacts in developing countries / The World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927522

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2V691sQ