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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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
The age of stagnation : why perpetual growth is unattainable and the global economy is in peril / Satyajit Das.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926225

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Preview: https://goo.gl/BG9LBg

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926267

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Preview: https://goo.gl/ZKNwzw

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926216

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Preview: https://goo.gl/CzHHWX

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1917622

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Preview: https://goo.gl/t8afcA

The industries of the future / Alec Ross.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926229

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Preview: https://goo.gl/erQkbe

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926084

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Preview: https://goo.gl/hJwM58

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926058

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Preview: https://goo.gl/T0e0tq

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926192

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Preview: https://goo.gl/XMbGBK

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926060

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Preview: https://goo.gl/Mn8Z51

Postcapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926227

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Preview: https://goo.gl/TOJf42

À qui profite le protectionnisme? : extraits de discours prĂ©sentĂ©s et annotĂ©s par Igor Martinache / Jean JaurĂšs.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926043

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Preview: https://goo.gl/wbL0ty

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.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926269

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926257

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Preview: http://goo.gl/pMF5MB

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

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926050

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Preview: https://goo.gl/tNLVYE

 

Beggar-Thy-Poor-Neighbour: Crisis-Era Protectionism and Developing Countries

Content:
1. Beggar-Thy-Poor-Neighbour: The incidence of Protectionism in LDCs and Sub-Saharan Africa
Part one: The Impact of Protectionism on Developing Countries
2. Free trade, protectionism and the balance of trade: New empirical insights
3. Trade measures of OECD countries and the decline in exports of African Coutires: is murky protectionism responsible?
4. Protectionist Trade Policy Instruments in the global economic crises: an impact analysis from Africa-EU and Africa-US trade relations
5. SADC Crisis era trade policy and its effect on intra regional trade and investiments
6. The conomic crisis and the protection of domestic workers: the case of Foreign Workers Firsts out policy in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Part two: Country Specific Data on the Incidence of Crisis- Era Protectionism on the Least Developed Countries and on Africa

Full-text available in .pdf

Measuring the Impact of Trade Protection on Industrial Production Size / Wei Tian andMiaojie Yu

Abstract:
Trade theory has no clear prediction on how import protection affects an importing sector’s relative size. In this paper, we estimate the impact of US trade protection on industrial production relative size based on a translog GDP functional system. Using an industrial panel data set and controlling for factor endowments and technology improvement, we find empirical evidence that trade protection does not help much increase a sector’s relative size. Such findings are also robust to both the inclusion of the role of political economy and the coverage of various non-tariff measures as proxies of industrial protection.

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The march of an economic idea? Protectionism isn’t counter-cyclic (anymore) / Andrew K. Rose

Conventional wisdom holds that protectionism is counter-cyclic; tariffs, quotas and the like grow during recessions. While that may have been a valid description of the data before the First World War, it is now inaccurate. Since the Second World War, protectionism has not been counter-cyclic; tariffs and non-tariff barriers simply do not rise systematically during downturns. I document this new stylised fact with a panel of data covering over 180 countries and 40 years, using over a dozen measures of protectionism and six of business cycles. I test and reject a number of potential reasons why protectionism is no longer counter-cyclic. A ‘diagnosis of exclusion’ leads me to believe that modern economics may well be responsible for the decline in protectionism’s cyclic behaviour; economists are more united in their disdain for protectionism than virtually any other concept. This in turn leaves one optimistic that the level of protectionism will continue to decline along with its cyclicality.

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