Tagged: Energy

New publications from OECD, late January 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.

New publications from OECD, late December 2016

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 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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/d03wVP

Developing countries in the world economy / Jaime de Melo.

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/Siy0UG

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

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/5Uf0Ag

Nationalism and globalisation / edited by Stephen Tierney.

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/0E8TK4

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/Z077Ph

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/DDfkga

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

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/HRmAK7

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/f33xgc

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/U7O7Rd
Trade law, domestic regulation and development / Joel P Trachtman.

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/dbyGNT

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

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/1jQ2D2

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

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/91OJKe

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

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/lcpckb


IMF Publication News, December 2015: UN Conference on Climate Change

Coinciding with the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris, the IMF shared a list of a number of print and electronic resources which can serve as background information for this event. These include the following titles, available in the IMF eLibrary:

These volumes and more are accessible by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons through a WTO Library subscription to the IMF eLibrary.

New publications from OECD, late September 2015

The Little Green Data Book 2015

World Bank has now launched the 2015 edition of The Little Green Data Book. [doi]


The Little Green Data Book 2015 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. For the third year, The Little Green Data Book presents a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.

Full-text of the book is available in PDF, by chapter or in its entirety, through a subscription to the World Bank eLibrary.

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.