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Book News from WTO Publications, October 2016

The latest issue of Book News from WTO Publications, highlighting recently launched titles and products, is now available.

Featured in this instalment are four new titles, two launched at the WTO Public Forum in September 2016:

To learn more about WTO Publications and availability of titles, visit the WTO Publications website or the WTO Bookshop website.

Library acquisitions — September 2016

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from September 2016. 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
African perspectives on trade and the WTO : domestic reforms, structural transformation and global economic integration / edited by Patrick Low, Chiedu Osakwe, Maika Oshikawa.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926509

Audio of launch during WTO Public Forum 2016 available: https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum16_e/public_forum16_e.htm

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https://goo.gl/8MDNpJ

Compulsory licensing : practical experiences and ways forward / [edited by] Reto M. Hilty, Kung-Chung Liu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926155

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Economic analysis of international law / edited by Eugene Kontorovich and Francesco Parisi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925846

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The economic welfare and trade relations implications of the 2014 Farm Bill / edited by Vincent H. Smith.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926255

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Establishing judicial authority in international economic law / edited by Joanna Jemielniak, Laura Nielsen, and Henrik Palmer Olsen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926492

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GDP : a brief but affectionate history / Diane Coyle.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926424

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International economic law : the Max Planck encyclopedia of public international law / edited under the direction of Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926287

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Patent enforcement worldwide : writings in honour of Dieter Stauder / edited by Christopher Heath.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926259

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Regional trade agreements and the multilateral trading system / edited by Rohini Acharya.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926507

Launched during the WTO Public Forum 2016

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The regulation of international trade : volume 1 : GATT / Petros C. Mavroidis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926331

Featured in Midday Spotlight during WTO Public Forum 2016

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The regulation of international trade : volume 2 : the WTO agreements on trade in goods / Petros C. Mavroidis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926333

Featured in Midday Spotlight during WTO Public Forum 2016

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Rich people poor countries : the rise of emerging-market tycoons and their mega firms / Caroline Freund ; assisted by Sarah Oliver.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926386

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What you need to know to go global : a guide to international trade transactions / Stephen Creskoff.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926500

Featured in Midday Spotlight during WTO Public Forum 2016

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Library acquisitions — August 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2016. 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
Biofuels, food security, and developing economies / Nazia Mintz-Habib.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926265

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Bounded rationality and economic diplomacy : the politics of investment treaties in developing countries / Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926360

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Preview: https://goo.gl/OGjYI9

Droit des organisations internationales / sous la direction de Evelyne Lagrange, Jean-Marc Sorel ; avec la collaboration de Valère Ndior.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925792

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Essentials of WTO law / Peter van den Bossche, Denise Prévost.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926481

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The global trade slowdown : a new normal? / edited by Bernard Hoekman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926490

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: https://goo.gl/RM8Vr4

India’s approach to development cooperation / edited by Sachin Chaturvedi and Anthea Mulakala.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926431

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International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925230

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The protection of intellectual property in international law / Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926198

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Regulatory autonomy and international trade in services : the EU under GATS and RTAs / Bregt Natens.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926321

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The relationship of WTO law and regional trade agreements in dispute settlement : from fragmentation to coherence / Malebakeng Agnes Forere.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926487

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Rising powers and multilateral institutions / edited by Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925881

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Shifting paradigms in international investment law : more balanced, less isolated, increasingly diversified / edited by Steffen Hindelang and Markus Krajewski.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926358

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Technology transfer and economic growth in Sub-Sahara African countries : lessons from East Asia / Nathaniel O. Agola.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926483

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UNEP Global Environment Outlook Regional and Gender Assessments

Library acquisitions — December 2015

Dear all,

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from December 2015. 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

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Asia and the future of football : the role of the Asian Football Confederation / Ben Weinberg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925971

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Preview: https://goo.gl/d03wVP

Developing countries in the world economy / Jaime de Melo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926136

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Preview: https://goo.gl/b8p9wb

Innovation, technology and economic change / edited by Jan Fagerberg and David C. Mowery.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925850

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International arbitration : law and practice in Switzerland / Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Antonio Rigozzi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925552

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Nationalism and globalisation / edited by Stephen Tierney.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925888

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The political economy of sustainable development : policy instruments and market mechanisms / Timothy Cadman … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925703

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Private-sector standards as technical barriers in international trade in goods : in search of WTO disciplines / Arkady Kudryavtsev.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926143

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The rift : a new Africa breaks free / Alex Perry.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926167

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Trade in services and trade agreements : perspectives from India and the European Union / edited by Arpita Mukherjee, Rupa Chanda, Tanu M. Goyal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926064

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Trade in the service of sustainable development : linking trade to labour rights and environmental standards / Olivier de Schutter.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925892

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Trade law, domestic regulation and development / Joel P Trachtman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926134

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The transit of goods in public international law / Beatriz Huarte Melgar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925751

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Treaties on transit of energy via pipelines and countermeasures / Danae Azaria.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925985

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Universal service in WTO and EU law : liberalisation and social regulation in telecommunications / Olga Batura.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926068

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Agricultural Technology Choice and Transport

Rubba Ali, A. Federico Barra, Claudia N. Berg, Richard Damania, John D. Nash, Jason Russ. (2015) “Agricultural Technology Choice and Transport.” Policy Research Working Paper, no. 7272. [doi]

Abstract:

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. The paper explores a somewhat novel link to explain this puzzle—the link between market access and the incentives to adopt a new technology when there are non-convexities. … Consistent with the theory, analysis finds that transportation costs are critical in determining technology choices, with a greater responsiveness among farmers who adopt modern technologies, and at times a perverse (negative) response to lower transport costs among those who employ more traditional techniques. In sum, the paper presents compelling evidence that the constraints to the adoption of modern technologies and access to markets are interconnected, and so should be targeted jointly.

Full-text article is available in PDF through a subscription to the World Bank eLibrary.

Is Africa Actually Developing?

The results of previous time-series studies of the income convergence hypothesis indicate that practically no African economies are systematically closing their income gap with the rich world. This implies that almost the entire continent is not ‘developing’ in the literal sense of the term. We argue that this finding reflects the assumptions of the discrete-break unit-root tests previously employed and the sample period chosen. We re-assess the hypothesis for 43 African economies using Fourier-type unit-root tests and find that as many as 18 are currently catching-up with the US. However, most only began to do so after the mid-1990s.

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