Tagged: Food security

Library acquisitions — August 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2016. 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
Biofuels, food security, and developing economies / Nazia Mintz-Habib.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926265

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Bounded rationality and economic diplomacy : the politics of investment treaties in developing countries / Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926360

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Droit des organisations internationales / sous la direction de Evelyne Lagrange, Jean-Marc Sorel ; avec la collaboration de Valère Ndior.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925792

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Essentials of WTO law / Peter van den Bossche, Denise Prévost.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926481

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The global trade slowdown : a new normal? / edited by Bernard Hoekman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926490

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: https://goo.gl/RM8Vr4

India’s approach to development cooperation / edited by Sachin Chaturvedi and Anthea Mulakala.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926431

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International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

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The protection of intellectual property in international law / Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926198

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Regulatory autonomy and international trade in services : the EU under GATS and RTAs / Bregt Natens.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926321

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The relationship of WTO law and regional trade agreements in dispute settlement : from fragmentation to coherence / Malebakeng Agnes Forere.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926487

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Rising powers and multilateral institutions / edited by Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925881

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Shifting paradigms in international investment law : more balanced, less isolated, increasingly diversified / edited by Steffen Hindelang and Markus Krajewski.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926358

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Technology transfer and economic growth in Sub-Sahara African countries : lessons from East Asia / Nathaniel O. Agola.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926483

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Library acquisitions — October 2015

Dear all,

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions for October 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

Journal of International Economic Law is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal from Oxford University Press, which presents articles and discussions on a range of subjects concerning the relation of law to international economic activity. Through critiques of policies, negotiations, or court and tribunal cases, Journal of International Economic Law aims to support the work of researchers, government officials, and legal professionals through the examination of fundamental, long term, systemic problems and possible solutions.

To browse the latest issue (volume 18, no. 3) or consult articles from previous issues, visit Journal of International Economic Law here: http://goo.gl/aMWWyY.

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Europe’s orphan : the future of the euro and the politics of debt / Martin Sandbu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926112

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Federalism as decision-making : changes in structures, procedures and policies / edited by Francesco Palermo, Elisabeth Alber.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925870

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Food security and scarcity : why ending hunger is so hard / C. Peter Timmer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925955

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International trade agreements before domestic courts : lessons from the EU and Brazilian experiences / Maria Angela Jardim de Santa Cruz Oliveira.

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The Oxford handbook of the political economy of international trade / edited by Lisa L. Martin.

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The politics of inclusive development : interrogating the evidence / edited by Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen, and Badru Bukenya.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925965

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Research handbook on sovereign wealth funds and international investment law / edited by Fabio Bassan.

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Saving capitalism : for the many, not the few / Robert B. Reich.

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Sustainable development in international law making and trade : international food governance and trade in agriculture / Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi.

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Transatlantic food and agricultural trade policy : 50 years of conflict and convergence / Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann.

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TTIP : the truth about the transatlantic trade and investment partnership / Ferdi de Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge.

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United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations : corporate conduct and the public interest / Khalil Hamdani and Lorraine Ruffing ; with reflections and critical commentary from colleagues, delegates, and participants.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926108

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Why are we waiting? : the logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change / Nicholas Stern.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926114

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Work rules! : insights from inside Google that will transform how you live and lead / Laszlo Bock.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925928

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New publications from OECD, early June 2015

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.

Aid for food security: does it work?

The paper’s objective is to contribute to existing literature by examining whether development aid has any measurable impact on food security, whether the impact is conditioned on the quality of governance, and whether it differs based on the type of aid provided.
The paper finds that aid in general has a small positive impact on food security; that multilateral aid, grants, and social and economic aid have a positive effect on food security in their own right; and that bilateral aid, loans, and agricultural aid are more conditioned on the quality of governance that other aid.

Full-text available in .pdf

Redesigning the Indian Food Security System through E-Governance

The link between e-governance and development has been widely leveraged for policy formulation in India, however, little is known about its application to food security. This paper fills the gap with a study of Kerala, where the Public Distribution System (PDS), the main national food security program, has been digitalized in its main functions. Findings reveal that the digital program has been purposefully devised to combat the problem of diversion (“rice mafia”) of PDS goods to the market: however, issues of partial coverage and mistargeting remain. Lessons are drawn for other states computerizing the PDS and their social safety nets.

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Fair Enough? Food Security and the International Trade of Seafood

Does international trade make all parties better off? We study the relationship between food security and the international trade of fish and seafood between developing and developed countries. Specifically, we look at and discuss the evolution of trade flows – values, quantities, and prices – between developing and developed countries. The picture that emerges suggests that the quantity of seafood exported from developing countries to developed countries is close to the quantity of seafood imported by developing countries from developed countries. What takes place is a quality exchange: developing countries export high-quality seafood in exchange for lower quality seafood.

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Simulating economic growth effects on food and nutrition security in Yemen

This paper presents an innovative approach for estimating changes in a country’s food and nutrition security subject to economic growth and related income distribution over time. Specifically, we combine a dynamic computable general equilibrium model with household- and individual-level regression models and apply this macro–micro approach to assess the effects of Yemen’s crisis-induced economic recession in 2011/12, together with two alternative transition scenarios from 2013 to 2020.

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