Library acquisitions — February 2017

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from February 2017. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

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China en el siglo XXI : ¿hacia una nueva bipolaridad? / María Cristina Rosas ; prólogo de Guillermo J. R. Garduño Valero.

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China’s influence on non-trade concerns in international economic law / edited by Paolo Davide Farah, Elena Cima.

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Cotton / Adam Sneyd.

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Emergence en Méditerranée : attractivité, investissements internationaux et délocalisations / [edited by] Hakim Ben Hamouda, Nassim Oulmane, René Sandretto.

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Fundamentos del derecho internacional público / Víctor Rodríguez Cedeño.

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A graduação de Angola dos PMA : perspectivas e desafios / Adelino A. S. Muxito, Gilberto D. F. António.

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King cotton in international trade : the political economy of dispute resolution at the WTO / Meredith A. Taylor Black.

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Relaciones comerciales CAN-UE : una perspectiva andina / Alan Fairlie Reinoso, Sandra Queija de la Sotta.

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Research handbook on electronic commerce law / edited by John A. Rothchild.

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Research handbook on international law and cyberspace / edited by Nicholas Tsagourias, Russell Buchan.

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Rethinking cyberlaw : a new vision for internet law / Jacqueline Lipton.

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Solución de controversias en los TLC : aportes del derecho de la OMC / Julián Tole Martinez.

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El TLC Costa Rica-China en el contexto de América Latina / Juan Manuel Villasuso.

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Library acquisitions — February 2016

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We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from February 2016. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

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The age of stagnation : why perpetual growth is unattainable and the global economy is in peril / Satyajit Das.

 

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Commerce international, investissements directs Ă©trangers et participation des pays mĂ©diterranĂ©ens aux chaĂ®nes de valeur mondiales / sous la direction de CĂ©cile Bastidon-Gilles … [et al.] ; prĂ©face de SaaĂŻd Amzazi.

 

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Competition policy and regional integration in developing countries / edited by Josef Drexl … [et al.].

 

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Human development and global institutions : evolution, impact, reform / Richard Ponzio and Arunabha Ghosh.

 

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The industries of the future / Alec Ross.

 

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International judicial lawmaking : on public authority and democratic legitimation in global governance / Armin von Bogdandy, Ingo Venzke (eds.).

 

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The law, economics and politics of international standardisation / edited by Panagiotis Delimatsis.

 

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Lawfare : law as a weapon of war / Orde F. Kittrie.

 

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NGOs and global trade : non-state voices in EU trade policymaking / Erin Hannah.

 

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Postcapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

 

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À qui profite le protectionnisme? : extraits de discours présentés et annotés par Igor Martinache / Jean Jaurès.

 

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Volume 1 : Research papers funded by WTO Chair Program at the University of Jordan-School of Business (2010-2013) / Taleb Awad-Warrad, Duaa Salih Al-Sayaydeih.

 

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A world of struggle : how power, law, and expertise shape global political economy / David Kennedy.

 

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The WTO and international investment law : converging systems / JĂĽrgen Kurtz.

 

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Library acquisitions — September 2015

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions for September 2015. You can send your requests to web.librarian@wto.org.

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Journal of World Trade, published by Kluwer, is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to discussion of international trade law and practices. Aiming to support researchers, government officials, and trade negotiators, Journal of World Trade includes articles and analysis on a range of topics including regional integration, negotiation of trade agreements, trends in trade measures, and the ongoing evolution of the international trading system.

To browse the latest issue (volume 49, no. 5) or consult articles from previous issues, visit Journal of World Trade here: http://goo.gl/S8xO1v. The journal’s website is optimized for Google Chrome.

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20 years of the WTO : a retrospective / World Trade Organization.

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China business 2.0 : analyze the economy, understand the society, and manage effectively / Henk R. Randau, Olga Medinskaya.

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China in the international economic order : new directions and changing paradigms / edited by Lisa Toohey, Colin B. Picker, Jonathan Greenacre.

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O comércio internacional no século XXI : limites e desafios para a defesa comercial / Felipe Hees [Org.].

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Diagnostics for a globalized world / Sten Thore, Ruzanna Tarverdyan.

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A digest of WTO jurisprudence on public international law concepts and principles / Graham Cook.

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The foundation of the ASEAN Economic Community : an institutional and legal profile / Stefano Inama and Edmund W. Sim.

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Intellectual property and private international law / edited by Paul Torremans.

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Intellectual property rights as foreign direct investments : from collision to collaboration / Lukas Vanhonnaeker.

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International law and its discontents : confronting crises / edited by Barbara Stark.

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The making of the TRIPS agreement : personal insights from the Uruguay Round negotiations / edited by Jayashree Watal and Antony Taubman.

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Reconstructing the World Trade Organization for the 21st century : an institutional approach / Kent Jones.

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A world trade organization for the 21st century : the Asian perspective / edited by Richard Baldwin, Masahiro Kawai, Ganeshan Wignaraja.

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WTO accessions and trade multilateralism : case studies and lessons from the WTO at twenty / edited by Uri Dadush and Chiedu Osakwe.

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Costa Rica Five Years After CAFTA-DR: Assessing Early Results

Friederike (Fritzi) Koehler-Geib and Susana M. Sanchez. (2015) Costa Rica Five Years After CAFTA-DR: Assessing Early Results. World Bank. [doi]

Abstract:

For Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic-Central America-free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been more than a trade agreement. Costa Rica has used trade liberalization and promotion of international trade as a core development strategy for decades. CAFTA-DR consolidated benefits that had previously been unilaterally extended under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) into a multilateral FTA, providing a much more stable environment for trade relationships. Beyond just being a trade agreement, CAFTA-DR brought about the opening of state monopolies in telecommunications and insurance, which polarized the country. No other trade agreement has generated as much controversy as this one about the potential impacts on the economy. Following a referendum with a small margin in favor of the agreement, Costa Rica was the last member country to ratify CAFTA-DR in 2009. Given the controversy at the time, the current study takes stock of the early impacts of CAFTA-DR during the five years since its ratification, addresses the following questions: What actual changes did the agreement bring about and what was their context? What was the impact of those changes on trade and FDI flows? How have the high tech, insurance, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical sectors been impacted?

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Expectations and the Dynamic Feedback between Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth

This paper seeks to analyze the dynamic feedback between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and economic growth – larger FDI promotes higher GDP, while higher GDP can be achieved with higher levels of FDI. We use panels and a sample of 19 Latin American countries to estimate a dynamic FDI and a dynamic GDP equation that jointly characterize the evolution of both variables. We find that the dynamics of GDP and FDI are mostly driven by the expectations. Shocks of GDP or FDI were found to play no role affecting the dynamics.

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Co-location and Spatial Wage Spillovers in China: The Role of Foreign Ownership and Trade

This paper examines how wages in China are influenced by the interaction and co-location of firms across geographical space. Specifically, and with an emphasis on globally engaged firms and China’s uneven growth across regions we use a spatial econometric approach to estimate the direct and indirect impact of foreign-ownership and export participation on wages. Spatial Durbin Model results reveal an indirect effect of foreign-ownership and exporting on the compensation of workers in co-located firms as well as evidence in support of the standard direct effect that foreign firms, exporters, and firms with a highly educated workforce pay higher wages.

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Localized learning by emerging multinational enterprises in developed host countries: A fuzzy-set analysis of Chinese foreign direct investment in Australia

Firms learn general international management and foreign market specific knowledge in their internationalization process. Firms’ strategic emphasis on generalized vs. localized learning is an important yet underexplored issue in the extant literature. Drawing on the theoretical framework of dynamic capability, and in the context of emerging multinational enterprises’ FDI into developed host countries, this study examines the equifinal process–position–path configurations of firms that will motivate them to engage in localized learning (as opposed to generalized learning). Utilizing primary and secondary data of eleven Chinese foreign direct investments in Australia, collected at both headquarters and subsidiary levels, we conducted fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) that provided substantial support to our propositions. This study contributes to the internationalization process model by identifying equifinal process–position–path configurations, as well as their core and peripheral conditions that motivate localized learning at both the headquarters and the subsidiary levels.

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Cross-border Mergers and Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment

This paper presents a model of international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), where FDI is comprised of greenfield FDI and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In a monopolistically competitive environment merging firms do not reduce competition. Mergers are motivated by efficiency gains and transfer of technology. Following empirical evidence, greenfield investors are modeled as more productive than M&A firms, which are in turn more productive than exporters. The model has two symmetric countries and generates two-way flows of both M&A and greenfield FDI. Trade liberalization makes more firms choose greenfield FDI over M&A and leads to lower productivity and welfare.

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Estimating the rivalness of state-level inward FDI

We develop a method for estimating the rivalness of tax bases using the structures of the conditional logit, Poisson, and nested logit models. As an illustration, we apply this method to estimate the effect of state-level capital taxation on U.S. inward foreign direct investment (FDI). The assumption of perfect nonrivalness can in some cases be rejected, but the assumption of perfect rivalness cannot. Competition over FDI across U.S. states could well be a zero-sum game.

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Membership has its Privileges – The Effect of Membership in International Organizations on FDI

We argue that membership in specific international organizations (IOs) is an important determinant of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. To the extent that membership restricts a country from pursuing policies that are harmful to investors, it can signal reduced political risk. Using data over the 1971–2012 period, we find that membership in IOs does indeed increase inflows of FDI. We find this effect to be substantively important and robust to controlling for alternative determinants of FDI, to using different model specifications and to using an indicator of membership in regional rather than global IOs.

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WTO accession, impediments to FDI, and the market opening of basic telecom services in China

This paper analyzes why no foreign direct investment (FDI) has entered basic telecom services in China despite relaxed government policies after the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession in 2001. A new indicator of barriers to FDI incorporating the policy and non-policy impediments has been developed with multiple sources of data including a first-hand survey and interview. Analytic hierarchy process has been applied to reduce arbitrariness in assigning weight to each impeding factor. Results indicate that there is no significant reduction in the actual level of openness to FDI in the sector over the past decade of post-WTO period, which is largely attributable to the recessive non-policy factors. Policy implications are discussed.

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FDI and Income Inequality

This paper analyzes whether foreign direct investment (FDI) has contributed to the wide income gaps in Latin America. Panel cointegration techniques as well as regression analysis are performed to assess the impact of inward FDI stocks on income inequality among households in Latin American host countries. The panel cointegration analysis typically reveals a significant and positive effect on income inequality. There is no evidence for reverse causality. The findings are fairly robust to the choice of different estimation methods, sample selection and the period of observation.

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How does foreign direct investment affect industrial competitiveness? Evidence from China

Industrial competitiveness (IC) is a country’s ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. How does foreign direct investment (FDI) affect IC in China? The significance of the topic, besides the intrinsic importance of IC, is heightened by outstanding performance of the Chinese industry and massive increase in FDI flows into China in the past decade.

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Patent rights protection and foreign direct investment in Asian countries

Patent rights (PRs) protection has acquired an important role in the new knowledge-based global economy, and it has been an essential policy issue for a number of years. Many previous papers have examined how PRs protection affects international trade, but there is lack of study on the relationship between PRs protection and foreign direct investment (FDI). According to the active FDI activities in Asia, this paper conducts a research from 1985 to 2010 to completely investigate the relationship between PRs protection and inward FDI in eleven main Asian countries by adopting Ordinary Least Square (OLS) and System Generalized Method of Moments (System GMM). The empirical results indicate that strengthening PRs protection in host countries can increase Asian countries’ FDI inflows. Moreover, different country characteristics might make distinctive influences on inward FDI.

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Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment in Ghanaian Agriculture

The paper seeks to investigate the effects of foreign direct investment into agriculture on domestic investment in agriculture.

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The Northeast Region of Brazil:Its Investment Environment and Ways to Expand Korea’s Participation / Kisu Kwon, Misook Park, SiunYi

The purpose of this study is to analyze the investment environment of Brazil’s northeast region, which has recently received a great deal of attention for its development potential. Suggestions are made for Korean companies that seek to expand investments and for the Korean government.

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The Causal Relationship between Trade and FDI: Implication for India and East Asian Countries / Choongjae Cho

This study tries to find the causal relationship between bilateral trade and FDI in India and East Asian countries using macroeconomic data and derive policy implications for regional integration. Since the late 2000s, Korea, Japan and Singapore’s
trade and FDI with India have been rapidly increasing, but the causal relationship between trade and FDI could not be found, contrary to expectations. The relationship between trade and FDI in the US, the UK and Germany with India showed one-way or two-way causality, respectively. The estimation suggests that the causal relationship between trade and FDI in both countries could be formed by long-term economic exchange rather than a short-term surge in scale.

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The relationship between trade, FDI and economic growth in Tunisia: An application of the autoregressive distributed lag model / Mounir Belloumi

The relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI), trade openness and economic growth in host countries remains one of the most important issues in the economic literature and met with renewed interest in recent years mainly for countries suffering from unemployment problems and lack of technological progress. This paper examines this issue for Tunisia by applying the bounds testing (ARDL) approach to cointegration for the period from 1970 to 2008. The bounds tests suggest that the variables of interest are bound together in the long run when foreign direct investment is the dependent variable. The associated equilibrium correction is also significant, confirming the existence of a long-run relationship. The results also indicate that there is no significant Granger causality from FDI to economic growth, from economic growth to FDI, from trade to economic growth and from economic growth to trade in the short run. Even though there is a widespread belief that FDI can generate positive spillover externalities for the host country, our empirical results fail to confirm this belief for the case of Tunisia. They go against the generally accepted idea considering the positive impact of FDI on economic growth to be automatic. The results found for Tunisia can be generalized and compared to other developing countries which share a common experience in attracting FDI and trade liberalization.

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