Tagged: Free trade agreements

Library acquisitions — May 2016

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

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

Only a few more days to explore the Emerald eJournals Collection! Through 2 June 2016, take advantage of this resource which brings a wealth of peer-reviewed international research together in one cross-disciplinary journal database.

While WTO will continue to have subscription access to many electronic journals from Emerald, this trial allows consultation of the full range of titles in this collection, amounting to more than 130,000 articles from more than 290 journals.

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If you used Emerald eJournals Collection during this trial period, your feedback on this resource would be greatly appreciated. Please send your comments about this tool to web.librarian@wto.org by 30 June 2016.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Advanced introduction to international environmental law / Ellen Hey.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926350

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Preview: https://goo.gl/44S9l3

Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control / Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926086

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Preview: https://goo.gl/E7v75i

Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) / edited by Ingeborg Schwenzer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926220

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Expert knowledge in global trade / edited by Erin Hannah, James Scott and Silke Trommer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926263

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Free trade under fire / Douglas A. Irwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926341

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Future of the global trade order / edited by Carlos A. Primo Braga and Bernard Hoekman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926396

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Governance of intellectual property rights in China and Europe / edited by Nari Lee, Niklas Bruun, Mingde Li.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926307

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The great divide / Joseph Stiglitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926329

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International organizations as orchestrators / [edited by] Kenneth W. Abbott … [et al.].

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The political economy of WTO implementation and China’s approach to litigation in the WTO / Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu, Zhang Qi.

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Power plays : how international institutions reshape coercive diplomacy / Allison Carnegie.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926335

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Regulação de conteúdo no GATS : um olhar sobre o atual cenário tecnológico / Gabriella Giovanna Lucarelli de Salvio de Souza Brasil.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926327

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Research handbook on intellectual property and climate change / edited by Joshua D. Sarnoff.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1923026

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Research handbook on the history of copyright law / edited by Isabella Alexander, H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926354

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Library acquisitions — April 2016

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

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

Through 2 June 2016, take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Emerald eJournals Collection!

Covering finance and organization studies, public policy and information management, and much more, the Emerald eJournals Collection is a cross-disciplinary journal database, facilitating access to a wealth of peer-reviewed international research. While WTO already has subscription access to many electronic journals from Emerald, this trial allows consultation of the full range of titles in this collection, amounting to more than 130,000 articles from more than 290 journals.

For more information and to explore this resource during this limited trial period, visit the Emerald eJournals Collection here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Bridging the Pacific : toward free trade and investment between China and the United States / C. Fred Bergsten, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Sean Miner ; assisted by Tyler Moran.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926382

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The EU’s role in global governance : the legal dimension / edited by Bart Van Vooren, Steven Blockmans and Jan Wouters.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926249

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From stress to growth : strengthening Asia’s financial systems in a post-crisis world / [edited by] Marcus Noland and Donghyun Park.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926376

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The great rebirth : lessons from the victory of capitalism over communism / [edited by] Anders Aslund and Simeon Djankov.


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The great tradeoff : confronting moral conflicts in the era of globalization / Steven R. Weisman.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926390

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Inside the euro crisis : an eyewitness account / Simeon Djankov.


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Intellectual property and free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region / [edited by] Christoph Antons, Reto M. Hilty.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926291

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Managing the euro area debt crisis / William R. Cline.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926380

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Markets over Mao : the rise of private business in China / Nicholas R. Lardy.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926378

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A ‘more economic approach’ to WTO law’s relevant market definition, trade harm, and quantification of trade effects and countermeasures : a normative law and economics comparison with EU competition law / Marcos C. Iacovides.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926346

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Policy-making in the European Union / edited by Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack, Alasdair R. Young.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926251

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Rising powers, global governance, and global ethics / edited by Jamie Gaskarth.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926194

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TRIPS plus 20 : from trade rules to market principles / [edited by] Hanns Ullrich … [et al.].


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926293

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Ukraine : what went wrong and how to fix it / Anders Aslund.


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926374

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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]


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?

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

A general equilibrium, ex-post evaluation of the EU–Chile Free Trade Agreement

This paper evaluates the impact on the Chilean economy of the EU–Chile Free Trade Agreement, in force since 2003, based on a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. The evaluation method, inspired by structural decomposition methods, consists of double calibration of the model, to account for interactions between the agreement’s impact and structural change in the Chilean economy. Trade flows are modeled at the detailed product level (six-digit level classification). The agreement is found to be slightly beneficial to Chile’s economy on the whole, benefiting mainly unskilled labor, with gains concentrated in few sectors (fruits, wine, fisheries and seafood processing).

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The Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements in the Post-Doha Round Period

The paper analyses the shift taking place in multilateral approaches to international trade following the de facto failure of Doha Round negotiations. In this new context all significant participants to international trade either already signed or are negotiating free trade agreements as an operational second best to a real multilateral regulation. The paper presents and analyses the position of European Union which is involved in negotiations covering the Atlantic area, the Euro-Mediterranean area and the Pacific area. Based on this research the authors draw a number of conclusions regarding the chances of conclusion of free trade area agreements and the impact of each of these three areas on the competitivity of European Union in the world economy. At the same time the authors conclude that the current trend towards free trade agreements does not imply a reorientation from multilateralism to bilateralism in the regulation of international trade but an operational solution to the new context determined by the cumulated effects of the failure of Doha Round negotiations and the economic crisis.

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On the trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements / Mian Dai, Yoto V. Yotov and Thomas Zylkin

Trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements (FTAs) have not been thoroughly examined empirically. Using a novel empirical approach, we confirm that FTAs divert trade away from non-member countries and even more so from internal trade (domestic sales) in member countries.

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A note on detecting biases in assessing the use of FTAs / Shintaro Hamanaka

There has been much confusion, rather than debate, on the use of free trade agreements (FTAs). Unfortunately, a large part of the confusion is caused by the absence of consensus on the meaning of key terms such as the “utilization rate” and “usage rate” of FTAs, and the lack of knowledge on upward or downward biases from various data sources regarding the use of FTAs. Rather than making an original empirical contribution, this article reviews existing studies and attempts to identify the relevant methodologies for assessing the use of FTAs.

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