Category: Book(s)

New publications from OECD, late November 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

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Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?

Can blockchain revolutionize international trade?

This is the question posed and addressed by the latest WTO publication, launched 27 November 2018.  The publication examines how the technology of blockchain could be beneficial or transformative in various areas of trade related to the work of WTO.

This publication is available for free consultation and download here: https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/blockchainrev18_e.pdf

An audio recording the book launch event on 27 November 2018 has also been made available here: https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/reser_e/workshop_blockchain_271118_e.htm

Library acquisitions — October 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from October 2018. 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

 

 

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Elgar encyclopedia of international economic law / edited by Thomas Cottier, Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, with Jonas Baumann, Brigitta Imeli, Julian Powell, Rebecca Gilgen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927146

Featured at Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2018

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2HQ42FX
Les grandes questions d’√©conomie et de finance internationales : d√©coder l’actualit√© / Mathilde Lemoine, Philippe Madi√®s, Thierry Madi√®s.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927377

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2QupAMs
Handbook of research on counterfeiting and illicit trade / edited by Peggy E. Chaudhry.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927367

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2F5AdnM
The law and policy of international trade in electricity : access to and development of cross-border electricity transmission infrastructure under EU and WTO frameworks / Karolis Gudas.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927269

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2qwvqlb
The legitimacy of international trade courts and tribunals / edited by Robert Howse … [et al].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927308

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2QrVVE1
Negotiation dynamics of the WTO : an insider’s account / Mohan Kumar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927265

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2PeXxUX
The new Oxford handbook of economic geography / edited by Gordon L. Clark … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927365

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2qwxx8D
No small hope : towards the universal provision of basic goods / Kenneth A. Reinert.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927375

Featured at Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2018

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2SRzWYK
Principles of law and economics / Antony W. Dnes.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925826

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2PECWJb
Trans-Pacific partnership agreement : a framework for future trade rules? / edited by Abhijit Das, Shailja Singh.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927350

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2qvOTTd
The weaponization of trade : the great unbalancing of politics and economics / Rebecca Harding, Jack Harding.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927381

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
The willing world : shaping and sharing a sustainable global prosperity / James Bacchus.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927312

Featured at Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2018

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2RARBCr
World trade report 2018 : the future of world trade : how digital technologies are transforming global commerce / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12083088

Audio of launch during WTO Public Forum 2018 available: https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum18_e/pf18_session_e.htm?session=41

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/2OygFbq

 

New publications from OECD, late October 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer awarded Nobel Prize for economics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics to American economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, in recognition of their bodies of research in integrating into economic analysis consideration of issues of climate change and technological innovation.

“William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer have designed methods for addressing some of our time’s most basic and pressing questions about how we create long-term sustained and sustainable economic growth,” writes the press release from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. “At its heart, economics deals with the management of scarce resources. … This year’s Laureates… have significantly broadened the scope of economic analysis by constructing models that explain how the market economy interacts with nature and knowledge.”

Nordhaus, currently Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, is best known and was recognized for his work on economic modeling and climate change, specifically “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

Romer, formerly Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank and professor of economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University, was recognized specifically “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

More information on the 2018 award decision can be found in the press release here: https://www.nobelprize.org/uploads/2018/10/press-economicsciences2018.pdf

For works by Nordhaus or Romer in the WTO Library’s collection, check out the Library catalogue¬†or follow one of these links works by these two economists:

 

Elgar encyclopedia of international economic law

Author Thomas Cottier, Professor Emeritus, World Trade Institute

4 October 2018

The definitive reference work on international economic law. This comprehensive resource helps redefine the field by presenting international economic law in its broadest, real-world context.

Organized thematically, the subject is split into four principal sections: the foundations and architecture of international economic law, its principles, its main regulatory areas, and the future challenges that it faces. Comprising over 250 entries written by leading scholars and practitioners, traditional international economic law subject matter is supplemented by coverage of newly developing areas. Thus, the concepts and rules of trade, investment, finance and international tax law are found alongside entries discussing the relationship of international economic law with environmental protection, social standards, development, and human rights.

This Encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both practitioners and academics. It acts as a handy reference to all areas of international economic law, and provides the ideal starting point for any research journey.


Coauthor Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, Co-Head of Legal Services, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law; Senior Fellow, World Trade Institute
Moderator Andrea Mastromatteo, Counsellor of the Rules Division of the WTO Secretariat
AquaBrowser http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927146
Library catalog https://w10300fr.eos-intl.eu/W10300FR/OPAC/Details/Record.aspx?BibCode=103888607
Program https://www.wto.org//english/forums_e/public_forum18_e/pf18_session_e.htm?session=92

The willing world: Shaping and sharing a sustainable global prosperity

Author James Bacchus, Adjunct Scholar, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

3 October 2018 13:00-14:00

In this time of unwillingness, the right kinds of global solutions are needed now more than ever. Climate change is here and intensifying. Anxieties over economic globalization grip many in the fear of change. While these fearful have turned inward into unwillingness, the world’s willing are working harder than ever for international and other cooperative solutions. James Bacchus explains why most of the solutions we need must be found in local and regional partnerships of the willing that can be scaled up and linked up worldwide. This can only be achieved within new and enhanced enabling frameworks of global and other international rules that are upheld through the international rule of law. To succeed, these rules and frameworks must for the first time see and treat economy and environment as one. The Willing World explains how best we can build the right legal structure to attain our global goals – and summon and inspire the willingness needed to do it.


Moderator Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
AquaBrowser http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927312
Library catalog https://w10300fr.eos-intl.eu/W10300FR/OPAC/Details/Record.aspx?BibCode=103927531
Program https://www.wto.org//english/forums_e/public_forum18_e/pf18_session_e.htm?session=50