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.

Library acquisitions — May 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 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
Belt and road : a Chinese world order / Bruno Maçães.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927598

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Xb53Qp
The Cambridge handbook of technical standardization law : competition, antitrust, and patents / edited by Jorge L. Contreras.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927499

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2HIMCgO
La chaîne de blocs peut-elle révolutionner le commerce international? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927650

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/30THOwA
Competition law / Richard Whish, David Bailey.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927518

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Wy1F5d
Digital economies at global margins / edited by Mark Graham.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927610

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/2HK2L5Q
Institutional translation for international governance : enhancing quality in multilingual legal communication / edited by Fernando Prieto Ramos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927516

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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Intellectual property law : text, cases, and materials / Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927490

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Qzxsxd
The interaction between competition law and corporate governance : opening the ‘black box’ / Florence Thépot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927543

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2W8Gg34
Pueden las cadenas de bloques revolucionar el comercio internacional? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927652

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/30OIT8V
Sustaining economic growth in Asia / [edited by] Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Thomas Helbling, Adam S. Posen, Changyong Rhee.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927555

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2VZTrP0
Trade facilitation in the multilateral trading system : genesis, course and accord / Hao Wu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927531

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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

 

New 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 — December 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from December 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
The American economy : a European view / Anton Brender and Florence Pisani.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927237

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
Distributive justice and world trade law : a political theory of international trade regulation / Oisin Suttle.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927417

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2QBilBX
The EU, world trade law and the right to food : rethinking free trade agreements with developing countries / Giovanni Gruni.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927283

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2M3MngU
International organisations and global problems : theories and explanations / Susan Park.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927363

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2AIVDmb
Introductory econometrics : a modern approach / Jeffrey M. Wooldridge.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927413

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2RDPuBz
Patterns of treaty interpretation as anti-fragmentation tools : a comparative analysis with a special focus on the ECtHR, WTO and ICJ / Liliana E. Popa.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927359

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Fr08Fe
The politics of fair trade : moving beyond free trade and protection / Sean D. Ehrlich.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927275

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2RB5AMj
The prudential carve-out for financial services : rationale and practice in the GATS and preferential trade agreements / Carlo Maria Cantore.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927398

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Cfw8J4
Public private partnership for WTO dispute settlement : enabling developing countries / Amrita Bahri.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927293

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2AFQeMu
Rethinking intellectual property : balancing conflicts of interests in the constitutional paradigm / Gustavo Ghidini.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927297

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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