Library acquisitions — March 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from March 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

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Through 30 April 2018, explore HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated!

Part of HeinOnline’s product suite, this resource includes the current constitution for every country in its original format along with an English translation, as well as constitutional histories, constitutional periodicals, and other related works including the World Factbook.

For more information on HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated and to take advantage of this trial, visit their website: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.

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If unable to access this resource or in case of questions, please email us at web.librarian.

Through 2 May 2018, Safari Online Learning Platform is available for trial! In addition to unlimited access to more than 50,000 technical and business publications, the learning platform also includes online courses, case studies, and interactive tutorials.

For participation in this trial, registration is required, after which a confirmation email will be sent to confirm registration and provide login details and further information.

For more information on Safari Online Learning Platform and to register for this trial, visit the resource website: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/self-registration/unseiac/

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 a chance to test out Oxford Economics during March? 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
20 a帽os del Acuerdo sobre Tecnolog铆a de la Informaci贸n : impulsando el comercio, la innovaci贸n y la conectividad digital / Organizaci贸n Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927160

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/t6D3Gi

20 ans de l’Accord sur les technologies de l’information : acco卯tre le commerce, l’innovation et la connectivit茅 num茅rique / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927162

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: https://goo.gl/QCj23Y

Las aduanas y el comercio internacional / Miguel Cabello P茅rez, Jos茅 Miguel Cabello Gonz谩lez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927116

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Preview: https://goo.gl/RsjQaK

Assessment of state-trading enterprises treatment under the WTO agreement : special consideration on trade in energy / Pamela Ugaz ; [supervised by] Gabrielle Marceau.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927100

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Comercio y normas alimentarias / Organizaci贸n de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentaci贸n y la Agricultura y Organizaci贸n Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927158

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Full text: https://goo.gl/Dy6Vnv

Le commerce et les normes alimentaires / Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture et Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927156

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

Controversias en la Organizaci贸n Mundial del Comercio : protagonismo y estrategias de los pa铆ses en desarrollo / [edited by] Luciano M. Donadio Linares.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927136

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Preview: https://goo.gl/U6HngR

Emerging markets : the Pacific Alliance : perspectives and opportunities for Latin America / [edited by] Mario Torres Jarr铆n, Jonathan Violante Pica.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927164

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Full-text: https://goo.gl/WMWccP

Environmental process and production methods (PPMs) in WTO law / David Sifonios.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927104

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Preview: https://goo.gl/G8wcjT

Handbook of international food and agricultural policies / [series edited by] Tim Josling.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927087

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Preview: https://goo.gl/q3H7UJ

El malestar en la globalizaci贸n / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducci贸n de Carlos Rodr铆guez Braun.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927108

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The trade policy of the European Union / Sieglinde Gst枚hl and Dirk De Bi猫vre.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927102

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Preview: https://goo.gl/XHKVTs

 

Trade, import competition and productivity growth in the food industry

Melitz and Ottaviano鈥檚 (2008) firm-heterogeneity model predicts that trade liberalization induces a selection process from low to high productivity firms, which translates to an industry productivity growth. A similar firms鈥 selection effect is induced by market size. In this paper, these predictions are tested across 25 European countries and 9 food industries, over the 1995鈥2008 period. Using different dynamic panel estimators we find strong support for the model predictions, namely that an increase in import penetration is systematically positively related to productivity growth. The results are robust to measurement issues in productivity, controlling for market size, country and sector heterogeneities, and for the endogeneity of import competition. Interestingly, this positive relationship is almost exclusively driven by competition in final products coming from developed (especially EU-15) countries suggesting that EU food imports are closer substitutes for domestic production than non-EU imports. These results have some potentially interesting policy implications.

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