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
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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)
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2 October 2018 13:00-14:00
No Small Hope argues in favor of an approach to global policy priorities that emphasizes the attempt to put a minimal set of basic goods and services into the hands of everyone. This universal provision of basic goods and services includes nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, health services, education services, housing, electricity, and human security services. These basic goods and services meet central and objective human needs. The basic goods approach bridges the standard growth perspective on development and the capabilities/human development perspective. It emphasizes that the expanded provision of basic goods and services is usually pro-growth and that basic goods provision is a prerequisite for the hoped-for expansion of human capabilities. The book explores each of the identified basic goods and services, their place in human rights considerations, and the many challenges to be overcome in their universal provision.
Moderator Cédric Dupont, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
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On 2017-10-26 the Library hosted an exhibition organized by the Czech Permanent Mission in Geneva and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, as part of the project of renovation of the four Art Deco chandeliers by Jaroslav Horejc and Pavel Janák, renowned Czech artist and architect of the 20th century.
These works of art were donated around 1925 by Czechoslovakia to the International Labour Organization, the owner of the building at that time. Thanks to financial support by the Government of the Czech Republic and the Loterie Romande, and the perfect mastering of production by Czech glassmakers, they could now once again be completed and returned to the WTO library in their full beauty as almost 100 years ago.
Authors: Manfred Elsig, Bernard Hoekman, Joost Pauwelyn.
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 88 : Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
- Manfred Elsig, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute
- Bernard Hoekman, Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
- Joost Pauwelyn, “Professor of International Law Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva”
Author: Ernst Ulrich Petersmann
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 47 : Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
- Ernst Ulrich Petersmann, “Emeritus professor for international and European law and former Head, Law Department, European University Institute (EUI)”
- Thomas Cottier, “Emeritus Professor of Law, Senior Research Fellow World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern”
Author: Richard Baldwin.
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 09: Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. This triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today’s rich nations to dominance. That was the Great Divergence. The new globalization is driven by information technology, which has radically reduced the cost of moving ideas across borders. This has made it practical for multinational firms to move labor-intensive work to developing nations. But to keep the whole manufacturing process in sync, the firms also shipped their marketing, managerial, and technical know-how abroad along with the offshored jobs. The new possibility of combining high tech with low wages propelled the rapid industrialization of a handful of developing nations, the simultaneous deindustrialization of developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is only now petering out. The result is today’s Great Convergence. Because globalization is now driven by fast-paced technological change and the fragmentation of production, its impact is more sudden, more selective, more unpredictable, and more uncontrollable. As The Great Convergence shows, the new globalization presents rich and developing nations alike with unprecedented policy challenges in their efforts to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion.