Aid for Trade: What Have We Learnt? Which Way Ahead?

Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo, 16 June 2014

The Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative has been successful in mobilising funding to aid developing countries – in particular, the least developed – cope with the cost of implementing Uruguay Round commitments. However, whether the aid has really made a difference in their ability to take part in world trade growth remains unclear. This CEPR Press book shows how the wealth of available methods helps to confront the conceptual and measurement difficulties in identifying causal relationships from interventions to outcomes.

Supply Chains, Mega-Regionals and Multilateralism A Road Map for the WTO

Bernard Hoekman, 19 May 2014

The World Trade Organisation is one of the most successful instances of multilateral cooperation post-WWII. Yet WTO negotiators have yet found a way to break the recent deadlock on key elements such as the market access and rule-making dimensions on the agenda since 2001. This new CEPR Press book suggests the adoption of a ‘supply chain framework’ that could help to help mobilise greater support for concluding the Doha Round and provide a basis to use the WTO as a forum for learning from regional initiatives.

Building on Bali: A Work Programme for the WTO

Simon J Evenett, Alejandro Jara, 18 December 2013

The successful conclusion of the Bali Ministerial Conference and its terrific reception in the international press and from government leaders means that the WTO now has the opportunity to restore its fortunes. This VoxEU eBook brings together 27 contributions from leading international trade experts and practitioners to identify a pragmatic, feasible, and comprehensive work programme for the WTO over the next four years.

Growth in Mature Economies: The First CEPR-Modena Conference

Lucrezia Reichlin, Ferdinando Giugliano, 7 November 2013

The 9-10 November 2012 conference in Modena was the first in a series of events aimed at sharing different ideas and perspectives on a key policy issue – what can stimulate sustained growth in economies that cannot simply add more capital or import technologies developed abroad? This is an important question not only in the short run, but also over the longer term and population ageing begins to affect these mature economies.

Understanding Banks in Emerging Markets: Observing, Asking or Experimenting?

Thorsten Beck, Ralph De Haas, Steven Ongena, 6 November 2013

Banking is often modelled as a black box, especially in emerging markets where details of bank operations are less widely appreciated. This VoxEU eBook brings together a collection of papers to help open up the black box.

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