A4T 2019 Session 49: The Economy According to Her

Organizer International Trade Centre, Center for Economic and Policy Research & European University Institute

WTO Library 2019-07-04 10:45-11:45

Women are shaping every aspect of the global economy, including as leaders in finance, investment or trade.

This event celebrates the launch of a new publication that collects the views and ideas on economic governance from over 20 female leaders in policymaking, academia, private business and journalism.

Built around four sections, the book gathers insights and forward-looking suggestions regarding current challenges in finance, trade, investment and the global labour market in a context marked by rapid technological, political, environmental and social change.

Authored entirely by female contributors, this publication stands for gender equality not by discussing issues that matter for women in the economy but rather by having women proposing solutions to economic and financial issues that matter for all.

Join us for a lively discussion with the knowledgeable authors to hear their views on the key economic issues facing our time.

Opening Remarks

  • Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden

Moderator

Panellists

 

For more information and to download the ebook:

http://www.intracen.org/news/Women-shaping-global-economic-governance/

 

A4T 2019 Session 17: Leveraging services for development: policies and prospects

Organizer Asian Development Bank & Asian Development Bank Institute

WTO Library 2019-07-03 13:30-14:00

The services economy is on the rise all around the world. Services provide, in nearly all economies, the largest proportion of economic activity and employment. At the same time, the services economy remains relatively under-studied. The book presents latest evidence on how technologies and globalization have transformed the services industry.

Today, services are increasingly tradable under WTO rules and regional trade agreements. Some services sub-sectors are also seeing rates of productivity growth that are comparable to manufacturing. At the same time, services increasingly contribute to manufacturing success and that countries’ overall economic competitiveness hinges crucially on the availability of high-quality and affordable services inputs. Furthermore, a well-functioning services sector can accelerate human development through better access to basic needs, such as education, energy, finance, health, water and sanitation. Services can also become a source of good jobs that have less negative environmental and social externalities.

Overall, the ongoing structural transformation towards a services economy is a unique change to achieve long run income growth, which in turn helps to promote sustainable development. This book gives ideas on the how and is thus an indispensable read for researchers and policy makers alike.

Keynote Speakers

  • Bambang Susantono Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Panellists

A4T 2019 Session 12: Trade and eliminating extreme poverty

Organizer World Bank Group & WTO

WTO Library 2019-07-03 12:15-12:45

The session will provide new evidence on how international trade can create valuable economic opportunities for the poorest and most vulnerable who live in rural areas, work in the informal sector, live in fragile and conflict-affected regions and face gender inequality. The evidence is based on 8 country/regional studies conducted in the developing world, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Viet Nam. It will also highlight the constraints that hold back the poorest from taking full advantage of the benefits of trade and what policymakers can do to remedy the problems.

Panellists

  • Paul Brenton Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region, World Bank Group
  • Roberta Piermartini Senior Economist, World Trade Organization
  • Robert Teh Chief of the Economic Modelling and Quantitative Analysis Unit, World Trade Organization

A4T 2019 Session 7: Making the Grade: How TBT and SPS promote regulatory cooperation and help you trade

Organizer OECD & WTO

WTO Library 2019-07-03 11:15-11:45

Heads of the OECD and WTO Secretariats will launch a joint publication: “Facilitating trade through regulatory cooperation: The case of the WTO‚Äôs TBT/ SPS Agreements and Committees”.

Diversity in regulation, while sometimes resulting from legitimate differences in societal preferences and priorities, can in some cases be narrowed to facilitate trade and promote better regulation. International regulatory cooperation (IRC) between Members, through various mechanisms and settings, can help to reduce trade costs while respecting differences in regulatory objectives.

This publication explores how the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements, and their related Committees, set out and implement disciplines for domestic regulations and standards that at the same time create opportunities for IRC to facilitate trade. It emphasizes how key disciplines of the Agreements (e.g. notification of draft measures, and the use of international standards) and practices of the Committees (e.g. discussion of specific trade concerns, development of guidance through decisions and recommendations) promote cooperation.

This publication was co-authored by the OECD and WTO Secretariats. It was developed within the framework of OECD work on IRC, as part of a series of case studies of international organizations.

Moderator

  • C√©line Kauffmann Deputy Head, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance Directorate, Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Aik Hoe Lim Director, Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization

Panellists

New publications from OECD, June 2019

New OECD publications and statistics 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.

Brazil: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

IMF has recently published a new book, Brazil: Boom, Bust, & Road to Recovery, on economic conditions, development, growth, and policy in Brazil:

“Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it reflects longstanding structural weaknesses plaguing the economy, that also help explain Brazil’s uninspiring growth performance over the past four decades.”

The book is available here for consultation and download from the IMF eLibrary, with access facilitated by the WTO Library for WTO staff and library patrons.

OECD Economic Outlook 2019

OECD has launched the first 2019 issue of OECD Economic Outlook 2019, their twice-yearly analysis of world-wide economic trends and forecasts for the next two years.

The key take-aways from this first issue are identified as:

  • Global growth is stabilising at a low level
  • Key risks: trade tensions, China slowdown and high debt
  • Act now to boost opportunities

The full report can be found here, at the OECD iLibrary, accessible to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library.

Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published their annual report on worldwide cost of living.

 

In this year’s survey, it was determined the three countries share the title of the world’s most expensive city; but which cities are they? For the answer to this question and an in-depth comparison of more than 400 prices across 160 products and services and to see where your city ranks, read the full report.

 

The report is available from the Economist Intelligence Unit resource here, through a subscription facilitated by the WTO Library. If there are any problems opening or accessing this file, please contact web.librarian@wto.org for assistance.

New publications from OECD, May 2019

New OECD publications and statistics 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.

SDGs and OECD Countries: Measuring Progress

OECD has launched a new publication to assess how far OECD countries are from achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets 2019: An Assessment of Where OECD Countries Stand uses a methodology developed by the OECD based on UN SDG and OECD data to compare progress by OECD countries across SDG goals and targets.

 

The full report is available for review or download from the OECD website here: http://www.oecd.org/sdd/measuring-distance-to-the-sdg-targets-2019-a8caf3fa-en.htm

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

 

 

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‚Äôs 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.

Gender, Economics, and the IMF

Marking Women’s History Month (observed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, annually in March and in Canada, annually in October), IMF showcased work on the intersection between gender, economics, and the work of the IMF.

What work does IMF do on gender? The IMF offers a web portal to answer this very question.

From videos to podcasts, publications to speeches, data visualizations to infographics, this resource showcases the work of IMF, particularly in gender and economics.

Looking for IMF publications on gender and economics? Check out the IMF eLibrary resource guide, regularly updated, for a comprehensive guide to the work of the organization on this topic.

The IMF and Gender page is available here: https://www.imf.org/external/themes/gender/

The gender resource guide at the IMF eLibrary is available to WTO staff and WTO Library patrons here: https://www.elibrary.imf.org/page/gender

Library acquisitions — February 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from February 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

 

 

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information / Frank Pasquale.tec

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927464

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2F3z26u
Brands, geographical origin, and the global economy : a history from the nineteenth century to the present / David M. Higgins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927507

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2NUfios
The EU design approach : a global appraisal / edited by Annette Kur, Marianne Levin, Jens Schovsbo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927462

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2He7MEq
International law / [edited by] Malcolm D. Evans.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927494

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2TIZwCh
International standardization and the agreement on technical barriers to trade / Andrea Barrios Villarreal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927421

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2XTI9y7
Principles of international environmental law / Philippe Sands and Jacqueline Peel, with Adriana Fabra and Ruth MacKenzie.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927497

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2NVSViy
The public international law of trade in legal services / David Collins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927419

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Ux8z6G
Restoring trust in trade : liber amicorum in honour of Peter Van den Bossche / edited by Denise Prévost, Iveta Alexovicová and Jens Hillebrand Pohl.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927437

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2u2yN5j
World politics : interests, interactions, institutions / Jeffrey A. Frieden, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927332

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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The WTO multilateral trading system in a globalizing world : challenges and opportunities / Maarten Smeets.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927474

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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WTO trade remedies in international law : their role and place in a fragmented international legal system / Roberto Soprano.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927261

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Tszx2J

 

 

New publications from OECD, mid February 2019

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.

New statistical publications from OECD, mid January 2019

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.

Library acquisitions — November 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from November 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
Can blockchain revolutionize international trade? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927425

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2UkRqNN
The evolution of the non-market economy treatment in the multilateral trading system / Bin Zhang.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927271

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2SuCcE4
Les incitations fiscales en faveur de l’√©conomie : analyse de conformit√© de mesures sectorielles √† la Constitution f√©d√©rale, aux r√®gles de l’Union europ√©enne en mati√®re d’aides d’√Čtat et aux r√®gles de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / J√©r√īme Marcel B√ľrgisser.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927328

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
Informe sobre el comercio mundial 2018 : El futuro del comercio mundial : cómo las tecnologías digitales están transformando el comercio mundial / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12689689

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/2AWMQfO
Invertir en competencias para el comercio inclusivo : estudio conjunto de la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo y la Organizaci√≥n Mundial del Comercio / Marc Bacchetta … [et al].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927409

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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Investir dans les comp√©tences pour un commerce inclusif: √©tude conjointe du Bureau international du travail et de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / Marc Bacchetta … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927407

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
Making trade work for the environment, prosperity and resilience / World Trade Organization, UN Environment.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927405

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2Uiy0ZO
The Pacific Alliance in a world of preferential trade agreements : lessons in comparative regionalism / [edited by] Pierre Sauv√©, Rodrigo Polanco Lazo, Jos√© Manuel √Ālvarez Z√°rate.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927310

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Urwjtg
Rapport sur le commerce mondial 2018: L’avenir du commerce mondial: comment les technologies num√©riques transforment le commerce mondial / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12689598

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/2UrwKUq
Regulatory autonomy in international economic law : the evolution of Australian policy on trade and investment / Andrew D. Mitchell, Elizabeth Sheargold, Tania Voon.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927289

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2QdwlWY
The right to food and the World Trade Organization’s rules on agriculture : conflicting, compatible, or complementary? / by Rhonda Ferguson.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927301

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2ronO4Y
Trabalho, com√©rcio e dignidade : no direito internacional contempor√Ęneo : desafios e perspectivas para a atua√ß√£o da OIT e da OMC / Gustavo Fernandes Meireles.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927396

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2QfUXyA
The WTO and food security : implications for developing countries / Sachin Kumar Sharma.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927346

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2EgtpCD

 

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.

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

IMF Annual Report 2018

IMF has launched their 2018 annual report, “Building a Shared Future”, reviewing global trends and key organizational activities. The publication is available for consultation or download in 10 languages from the IMF website.

The publication’s English version is available here:¬†https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/ar/2018/eng/

From the same link, one can access translations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Indonesian, and Portuguese.