Tagged: Energy resources

New publications from OECD, mid October 2017

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 — August 2017

Dear all,

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2017. 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.

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Calculation of compensation and damages in international investment law / Irmgard Marboe.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926848

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/Mkyxsq

Enforceability of multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses / Ewelina Kajkowska.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926880

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/DjZmrn

Estudios jurídicos sobre el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos / [edited by] Anabel González.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926923

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview unavailable
Éthique globale, bonne gouvernance et droit international économique / [sous la direction de] Laurent Manderieux, Michele Vellano.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926909

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/XDnSmf

EU intellectual property law and policy / Catherine Seville.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926859

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/YSXniu

EU regulation of e-commerce : a commentary / edited by Arno R. Lodder, Andrew D. Murray.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926878

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/f5gbWo

A guide to EU renewable energy policy : comparing Europeanization and domestic policy change in EU member states / edited by Israel Solorio, Helge Jörgens.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925705

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/zcYR6A

International arbitration of intellectual property disputes : a practitioner’s guide / Peter Chrocziel … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926882

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/cPPycT

International organizations and member state responsibility : critical perspectives / edited by Ana Sofia Barros, Cedric Ryngaert, Jan Wouters.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926817

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/pKngNk

Patenting genes : the requirement of industrial application / Marta DĂ­az Pozo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926874

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/gNnQbF

Patents for development : improved patent information disclosure and access for incremental innovation / Nefissa Chakroun.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926876

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/ieBjef

Realizing utopia : the future of international law / edited by Antonio Cassese.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926901

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/3FHWUM

The role of legal advisers in international law / edited by Andraz Zidar, Jean-Pierre Gauci.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926819

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/oE4sMN


New publications from OECD, early August 2017

When Winners Feel Like Losers: Evidence From An Energy Subsidy Reform

Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Barbara Cunha and Riccardo Trezzi. (2015) “When Winners Feel Like Losers: Evidence From An Energy Subsidy Reform.” Policy Research Working Papers, no. 7265. [doi]


In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. However, the reform turned out to be rather unpopular, especially among winners. This paper relies on ad hoc household surveys conducted before the implementation and in the following two and a half years to test which factors help explain the puzzle. The analysis uses probit and logit models to show that misinformation (a negativity bias by which people with limited information inferred negative consequences), mistrust of the government’s ability to implement the policy, and political priors explain most of the (un)satisfaction before implementation. Perceptions improved gradually—and significantly so—over time when the subsidy reception induced households to update their initial priors, although political biases remained significant throughout the entire period. The results suggest several implications with respect to policy reforms in cases where agents have limited information.

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

Energy market integration and regional institutions in east Asia

This article assesses the case made for energy market integration in East Asia by comparing the role of institutions in South East Asia and North East Asia.

Full-text available in .pdf