Tagged: Social conditions

New publications from OECD, late December 2016

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Library acquisitions — June 2016

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

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The age of global value chains : maps and policy issues / edited by JoĂŁo Amador and Filippo di Mauro.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926398

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: http://goo.gl/hHbA0X

ASEAN and regional free trade agreements / edited by Christopher Findlay.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926339

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Preview: https://goo.gl/eDe84O

BRICS trade strategy : time for a rethink / by Simon J. Evenett.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926406

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: http://goo.gl/AIgv94

The development of World Trade Organization law : examining change in international law / Gregory Messenger.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926343

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The economics of international integration / Miroslav N. Jovanovic.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925697

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The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy / Martin Ravallion.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926212

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Eficácia do sistema de solução de controvérsias da OMC / Luciana Maria de Oliveira.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926426

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Governance by indicators : global power through quantification and rankings / edited by Kevin E. Davis … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926337

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Growth of the international economy, 1820-2015 / Michael Graff, A. G. Kenwood and A. L. Lougheed.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926400

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The Oxford handbook of international climate change law / edited by Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, Richard G. Tarasofsky.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926037

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The path of world trade law in the 21st century / Steve Charnovitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926132

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The regulation of international trade : volume 1 : GATT / Petros C. Mavroidis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926331

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The regulation of international trade : volume 2 : the WTO agreements on trade in goods / Petros C. Mavroidis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926333

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Full record: https://w10300fr.eos-intl.eu/W10300FR/OPAC/Details/Record.aspx?BibCode=98780141

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WTO dispute settlement and the TRIPS agreement : applying intellectual property standards in a trade law framework / Matthew Kennedy.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926412

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Preview: https://goo.gl/iWyBpr

 

Library acquisitions — February 2016

http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html

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.

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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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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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.

 

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

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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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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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The industries of the future / Alec Ross.

 

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

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

 

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

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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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Postcapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

 

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

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

 

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

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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.

 

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

 

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

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Preview: https://goo.gl/tNLVYE

 

Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa

This article links lower economic returns in the labor-intensive agricultural sector to a higher risk of armed conflict at the local level. It argues that income shocks, followed by rising unemployment and lower wages in the rural economy, facilitate rebel recruitment and strengthen civilian support for rebel movements. Focusing on Africa, the article introduces a location-specific measure of changes to the value of local agricultural output by combining sub-national crop production maps with data on movements in global agricultural prices. The results show that negative changes to the local agricultural price index significantly and substantially increase the risk of violent events.

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Dividing the Pie in Brazil: Income Distribution, Social Policies and the New Middle Class / Jens Arnold and JoĂŁo Jalles

Brazil has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality. This reduction is explained by strong growth but also by effective social policies. Besides growth, public services and cash transfers have played the biggest role, the latter notably through the successful “Bolsa Familia” programme. Among public services, improved access to education has played a major role, allowing more Brazilians to move into better-paid jobs. However, shortages in physical school infrastructure are limiting the hours of instruction that students receive. The high drop-out rate needs to be reduced through early interventions such as expanding early-childhood education, by reducing grade-repetition and through more tailored support for those at risk. The quality of teaching could also be raised through more in-service teacher training and stronger performance incentives for teachers. Performance of public services devoted to health and transports has been mixed. Public health services are widely available but suffer from underfunding and training places for medical staff need to be expanded. The public urban transport system suffers from a shortage of investment which is urgently needed to upgrade capacity. Regarding cash transfers, the success of “Bolsa Familia” and new programmes put in place under the umbrella of the “Brasil sem Miseria” programme is remarkable but transfer payments remain too heavily focused on pension benefits. Giving more priority to “Bolsa Familia” and “Brasil sem Miseria” while limiting the real growth of pension expenditures in the future would improve the effectiveness of social expenditures for reducing poverty and inequality.

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