Tagged: Monetary crisis

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.

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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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Preview: https://goo.gl/Na85vr

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/8Eijk3

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/ORzbtB

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


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926388

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Preview: https://goo.gl/3fTLYO

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/sNSZMG

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


WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926384

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Preview: https://goo.gl/B9RuSF

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/zzREsf

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


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

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Preview: https://goo.gl/tbd6PY

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/YtJMCh

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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Preview: http://goo.gl/5QjZO0

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/8SWuUE

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/yR4r98

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/7Axnxc

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/Ejiwik



Trade finance in East Asia : Potential responses to the shrtofall

The crisis of 2008 saw many European banks reduce their provision of trade finance in East Asia. Notwithstanding the actions of the Group of Twenty and other bodies to redress this, a substantial shortfall in trade finance facilities in the region remains. This article explores the development of this shortfall and analyses potential responses to it. These responses range from some much needed further revisions to the Basel III rules, to the deepening of cross-border cooperation, creating a ring-fenced liquidity pool for trade finance, encouraging co-financing among the various providers of trade finance both private and public and establishing a regional trade finance database. In addition, the article ponders the likelihood of China’s banks beginning to take a substantial role in providing trade finance to the region. Trade finance offers China’s banks a low risk means of expanding into international business and offers China a way to provide the sort of important service to its region that regional leaders typically seek to provide.

Full-text availabe in .pdf

China’s energy consumption under the global economic crisis: decomposition and sectoral analysis / Fangyi Li, Zhouying Song and Weidong Liu

It is now widely recognized that there is a strong relationship between energy consumption and economic growth. Most countries′ energy demands declined during the economic depression of 2008–2009 when a worldwide economic crisis occurred. As an export-oriented economy, China suffered a serious exports decline in the course of the crisis. However, it was found that energy consumption continued to increase. Against such a background, this paper aims to assess and explain the factors causing the growth of energy consumption in China. First, we will explain the impact of domestic final use and international trade on energy consumption by using decomposition analysis. Second, embodied energy and its variation across sectors are quantified to identify the key sectors contributing to the growth. Lastly, the policy implications for long-term energy conservation are discussed. The results show that the decline in exports was one of the driving forces for energy consumption reduction in the crisis, but that the growth of domestic demand in manufacturing and construction, largely stimulated by economic stimulus plans, had the opposite effect on energy consumption. International trade contributed to decreasing energy consumption of China during and after the crisis because the structure of exports and imports changed in this period.

Full-text available in .pdf format