Tagged: Economic conditions

Trade and Development Report 2018: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

UNCTAD has launched the 2018 edition of the annual Trade and Development Report. Subtitled “Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion”, the report examines asymmetric distribution of wealth, power, and influence.

A description of the report from the press release presents a summary of the topics discussed critically in this edition:

“While the public sector in advanced economies has been obliged to borrow more since the crisis, it is the rapid growth of private indebtedness, particularly in the corporate sector, which needs to be monitored closely; this has, in the past, been a harbinger of crisis.  The growing indebtedness observed globally is closely linked to rising inequality. The two have been connected by the growing weight and influence of financial markets, a defining feature of hyperglobalization. Banks becoming too big to fail came to epitomize the reckless neglect of regulators prior to the crisis. But the ability of financial institutions to rig markets has survived the early rush of reform in the aftermath of the crisis and efforts are underway to push back even on the limited regulations that have been put in place.  Asymmetric power is not unique to financial markets; the global trade landscape is also dominated by big players. The ability of lead firms in global production networks to capture more of the value added has led to unequal trading relations even as developing countries have deepened their participation in global trade.  The digital world has bucked the gloomier post-crisis trend and is opening up new growth opportunities for developing countries. But the worrying spirit of monopoly risks distorting outcomes. Getting to grips with the policy and regulatory challenges this poses must be an integral part of rebalancing the global economy.  All these old and new pressures are weighing down on multilateralism. In our interdependent world, inward looking solutions do not offer a way forward; the challenge is to find ways to make multilateralism work for all and for the health of the planet. There is much to be done.”

The full report is available for download, in its entirety or by chapter, from the UNCTAD website: https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2227

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New publications from OECD, late September 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.

New publications from OECD, mid August 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.

Library acquisitions — July 2018

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

Did you take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year?

If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback!

Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Accession to the World Trade Organization : a legal analysis / Dylan Geraets.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927227

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Anålisis del entorno económico internacional : instrumentos y políticas / Ana Isabel Viñas Apaolaza, Laura Pérez Ortiz y Ángeles Sånchez Díez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927241

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La convergencia de dos sistemas de integraciĂłn : las relaciones entre la OMC y la UE en perspectiva constitucional / Naiara Arriola Echaniz ; prĂłlogo MarĂ­a Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Luis Ignacio Gordillo PĂ©rez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927189

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Droit du commerce international / Hugues Kenfack.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927233

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La economía estresada / José Manuel Cruz Barragån.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927231

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L’Ă©conomie amĂ©ricaine / Anton Brender, Florence Pisani.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927235

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Guide sur le systĂšme de rĂšglement des diffĂ©rends de l’OMC / prĂ©sentĂ© par la Division des affaires juridiques et la Division des rĂšgles du SecrĂ©tariat de l’OMC, ainsi que par le SecrĂ©tariat de l’Organe d’appel.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927314

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Full text: http://bit.ly/2OOSyGP
Intellectual property rights and competition in standard setting : objectives and tensions / Valerio Torti.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927316

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Inversiones extranjeras y responsabilidad internacional de las empresas : problemĂĄticas en torno al CIADI, los TBI y los derechos humanos / [coordinated by] Javier Echaide ; Magdalena Bas Vilizzio … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927179

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Subsidies in the context of the WTO’s free trade system : a legal and economic analysis / Gurwinder Singh.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927229

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The trade policy review mechanism : a critical analysis / Mathias Kende.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927193

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The wealth of a nation : a history of trade politics in America / C. Donald Johnson.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927253

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World trade law : text, materials and commentary / Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Arwel Davies.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927279

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New publications from OECD, late July 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.

Library acquisitions — May 2018

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

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have experiment with the World Scientific Journals during May? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Les accords commerciaux préférentiels / Habib Gherari.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927185

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JinD2k
Droit de l’OMC, droit de l’Union europĂ©enne et fiscalitĂ© directe / Marilyne Sadowsky.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927187

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2xN559b
Droit international des espaces et des télécommunications / Mwayila Tshiyembe.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927217

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2kQFySZ
EconomĂ­a internacional : teorĂ­a y polĂ­tica / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927120

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Economic sanctions and international law / edited by Matthew Happold and Paul Eden.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926696

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Introduction to trade policy / Aluisio de Lima-Campos and Juan Antonio Gaviria.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927144

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Mainstreaming trade to attain the sustainable development goals / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927195

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Full text: http://bit.ly/2M1MN77
Negociación para el comercio internacional / Cristina Peña Andrés.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927221

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Nos quieren mĂĄs tontos : la escuela segĂșn la economĂ­a neoliberal / Pilar Carrera SantafĂ©, Eduardo Luque Guerrero.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927142

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El precio de la desigualdad / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducciĂłn de Alejandro Pradera.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927215

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The price of inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927209

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Le prix de l’inĂ©galitĂ© / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; essai traduit par Françoise et Paul Chemla.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927207

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WTO agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures : a commentary / Wolfgang MĂŒller.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927148

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2kPZO7j

 

World Inequality Report 2018

The 2018 World Inequality Report has launched!

 

Available in 8 languages for free download from the World Inequality Report 2018 website, along with additional material and an interactive platform for exploring the report online.

 

For more information and to download the full report, visit the World Inequality Report 2018 website here: http://wir2018.wid.world/