Library acquisitions — December 2017

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from December 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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Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

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The Cambridge handbook of antitrust, intellectual property, and high tech / edited by Roger D. Blair, D. Daniel Sokol.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927042

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Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy / Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake.

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International Geneva : 100 years of architecture / Jo毛lle Kuntz.

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Manual sobre el Sistema de Soluci贸n de Diferencias de la OMC / preparada por la Divisi贸n de Asuntos Jur铆dicos y la Divisi贸n de Normas de la Secretar铆a de la OMC, y la Secretar铆a del 脫rgano de Apelaci贸n.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927050

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The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa / Irene Yuan Sun.

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Postal services in the digital age / edited by Matthias Finger, Bernhard Bukovc and Muqbil Burhan.

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Promoting trade competitiveness in developing countries / edited by Wineaster Anderson, Marcellina M. Chijoriga and John R.M. Philemon.

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Sweet talk : paternalism and collective action in north-south trade relations / J. P. Singh.

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Vliianie preferentsial使nykh torgovykh soglasheni沫 na mnogostoronniuiu torgovuiu sistemu / V.K. Remchukova.

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The WTO agreements : the Marrakesh agreement establishing the World Trade Organization and its annexes / World Trade Organization.

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Library acquisitions — April 2017

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

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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Comparative economic development in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh : agriculture in the 20th century / Takashi Kurosaki.

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Global political economy / edited by John Ravenhill.

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Global political economy : theory and practice / Theodore H. Cohn.

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Governing climate change / Harriet Bulkeley and Peter Newell.

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International investment law : reconciling policy and principle / Surya P. Subedi.

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An introduction to international investment law / David Collins.

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Multilevel constitutionalism for multilevel governance of public goods : methodology problems in international law / Ernst Ulrich Petersmann.

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Negociaci贸n internacional : enfoque estrat茅gico / Luis Alfonso G贸mez Dominguez.

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Non-discrimination and the role of regulatory purpose in international trade and investment law / Andrew D. Mitchell, David Heaton, Caroline Henckels.

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Rethinking free trade, economic integration and human rights in the Americas / Mar铆a Bel茅n Olmos Giupponi.

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Treaty shopping in international investment law / Jorun Baumgartner.

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World on the move : consumption patterns in a more equal global economy / Tom谩s Hellebrandt and Paolo Mauro ; assisted by J谩n Zilinsk媒.

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WTO retaliation : effectiveness and purposes / Michelle Limenta.

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The International Investment Regime and Foreign Investor Rights

The international investment regime (IIR) continues to be a subject of an intense debate. After a first wave of criticism, investment arbitration and awards have shown some changes in areas such as transparency and deference. However, the calls for reform have not ceased; to the contrary, they have exacerbated. Most critical research continues denouncing investment arbitration as a way of settling foreign investment disputes. Those who defend the IIR in turn claim that the use of proportionality can resolve most of the existing concerns in this field.

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The Effects of Trade and Investment Liberalization on Korea鈥檚 FDI

While most of RTA talks have incorporated rules on industrial tariff and non-tariff barriers, services, and trade remedies in the past, countries now seek to co-operate on other areas of policymaking, such as rules on investment. This article provides detailed analysis on the effects of trade and investment liberalization on Korea’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) by collecting all relevant information on substantive investment provisions contained in all Korea FTAs in force as May 2013 and constructing indices of the extensiveness of investment provisions.

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Implications of China鈥檚 on-going dependence on foreign technology

This paper examines the on-going high level of dependency of China鈥檚 economy on foreign sources of technology during the period since accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because this dependency is a major cause of concern for China鈥檚 leaders and policymakers, they have sought to shift the direction of the economy particularly since 2006 towards a greater focus on indigenous innovation. Achieving such a major transformation, however, in an era when much of China鈥檚 economic activity has become integrated within the global value chains of major corporations, is very challenging, and the evidence to date suggests only a modest level of success on the part of Chinese companies to substitute for the on-going dominant position of foreign companies particularly in China鈥檚 high technology sectors. Some progress has been made, however, in the private sector鈥檚 share of economic activity in contrast to the declining share of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

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The Role of International Development Finance Institutions in Financing Infrastructure in Africa and Its Implications for Korea

This study surveys the types and amount of financial resources that multilateral and bilateral DFIs provide for Africa, and makes an in-depth analysis of major projects in Africa financed by them. Moreover, this study explores how Korean ECAs and investors collaborate with international financial institutions to provide increased funding for Africa’s infrastructure development projects.

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Implications of China鈥檚 on-going dependence on foreign technology

This paper examines the on-going high level of dependency of China鈥檚 economy on foreign sources of technology during the period since accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because this dependency is a major cause of concern for China鈥檚 leaders and policymakers, they have sought to shift the direction of the economy particularly since 2006 towards a greater focus on indigenous innovation. Achieving such a major transformation, however, in an era when much of China鈥檚 economic activity has become integrated within the global value chains of major corporations, is very challenging, and the evidence to date suggests only a modest level of success on the part of Chinese companies to substitute for the on-going dominant position of foreign companies particularly in China鈥檚 high technology sectors.

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Institutional Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in China

China鈥檚 success in attracting high levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) has drawn a lot of attention from around the world, and so has the fast growth of Chinese regions that have enjoyed the lion鈥檚 share of the FDI inflow. The specific mechanisms through which FDI has benefited the country鈥檚 economic development, however, are less clear than the spectacular growth in both the capital flow and the economy.

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Governance and Globalisation / Koen Berden, Jeffrey Bergstrand, Eva van Etten

Abstsract:
Unlike the large literature on 鈥榙emocracy and trade鈥, there is a much smaller literature on the effect of the level of democracy in a nation on the level of its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow. These few studies reveal mixed empirical results, and surprisingly only one study has examined bilateral FDI flows. Moreover, few of these studies use multiple governance indicators separating the 鈥榩luralism鈥 effect of democratic institutions from the 鈥榞ood governance鈥 effect, there are no studies on democratic institutions鈥 various effects on the level of FDI relative to trade, and there are no studies of democratic institutions鈥 various effects on the selection of countries into FDI. We focus on three contributions. First, we examine the simultaneous effects of the World Bank’s (six) Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGIs) 鈥 which allow separating the effects of pluralism from those of five other good governance measures 鈥 on bilateral trade, FDI and FDI relative to trade using state-of-the-art gravity specifications. Second, we find strong evidence that 鈥 after accounting for host governments鈥 effectiveness in various roles of good governance 鈥 a higher level of pluralism as measured by the WGIs鈥 Voice and Accountability Index reduces trade levels, likely by increasing the 鈥榲oice鈥 of more protectionist less-skilled workers, but not FDI levels. Moreover, we find qualitatively different effects of other WGIs 鈥 such as political stability 鈥 on trade versus FDI flows. Third, we account for firm heterogeneity alongside a large number of zeros in bilateral FDI flows using recent advances in gravity modelling. We distinguish between the (country) intensive and extensive margins and show that pluralism affects FDI inflows negatively at the intensive margin, but positively at the extensive margin.

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The impact of financial development on the upgrading of China鈥檚 export technical sophistication / Yuan Fang, Guoda Gu, Hongyi Li.

By building an endogenous technological progress model with intermediate product expansion, the paper shows the evolvement of export technical sophistication (or technical complexity) upgrading in China. We find that financial development, human capital, technological gap, and FDI technology spillover can promote export technical sophistication. In our empirical study, we extend the model of Hausmann, et al. (J Econ Growth 12:1鈥25, 2007) to test the model implications. To be specific, in order to avoid pseudo-statistical phenomenon we eliminate the impact of the technical sophistication measurement exerted by the processing trade-oriented import products. A panel data covering 31 provinces and municipalities in China from 2002 to 2008 is then analyzed. From the national, regional and industrial levels, we find that financial development is a very important factor for the upgrading of the export technical sophistication. Further, various financial development indicators all have significant impacts on the industrial export technical sophistication in different regions and different industries. Finally, FDI, R&D investment and human capital also play significant roles in promoting the upgrading of the export technical sophistication.

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The Role of the EU in Shaping FDI Flows to East Central Europe / Gergo Medve-B谩lint

East Central Europe’s (ECE) recent record in accumulating FDI stock is notable even from a global perspective. While most scholarly works downplay the role of the European Union (EU) in this process, this article claims that in an attempt to manage the economic opportunities and threats that ECE posed after the regime change, the EU has actively shaped foreign capital inflows to the region. First, the EU triggered a liberal shift in ECE’s FDI policies. Second, after enlargement, the EU has reinforced ECE’s locational advantages through its practice of approving most of the incentive schemes offered to foreign investors. While investors mainly coming from the old EU Members began to dominate ECE economies, the region’s heavy reliance on FDI has also produced a reverse effect: ECE investments have enhanced the global competitiveness of western European firms. To a certain extent, FDI has therefore transcended the traditional east鈥搘est divide.

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Graduating to globalisation: a study of Southern multinationals / Dilek Demirbas, Ila Patnaik and Ajay Shah

Recent developments in the literature on international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) emphasise the role of firm characteristics in shaping firm participation in exports and FDI. The seminal work of Melitz and Helpman-Melitz-Yeaple (HMY) places heterogeneity in firm productivity at the heart of exporting and FDI. While the HMY hypothesis finds support for firms in the industrialised economies, the evidence from developing economies is limited. This paper attempts to contribute empirical insights into the theoretical framework laid out by Melitz, Helpman et al., Head and Ries with evidence from India.

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External Liberalization by India and China: Recent Experience and Future Challenges / Arvind Panagariya, Asha Sundaram

In this study, the authors aim to analyze India’s trade performance from the period of liberalization until the recent financial crisis, and compare it to China’s. The authors then examine Indian trade and investment policy and also institutional factors that potentially determine these trade patterns and performance, especially where they differ from China’s. Finally, the authors highlight future trade policy challenges for India and also provide suggestions to ensure strong growth in trade and integration with the global market. This paper contributes by performing a comparative analysis of the Indian and Chinese experiences under trade liberalization and also by outlining potential challenges for Indian trade policy in the future.

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