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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Recent ePubs:
- Exit Strategy
- The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives
- The Arab Spring: Implications for Economic Integration
- Is inflation targeting dead? Central Banking After the Crisis
- Race for the WTO Director-General job: Seven candidates speak
- Banking Union for Europe - Risks and Challenges
- Austerity: Too Much of a Good Thing?
- The Future of Banking
- Dodd-Frank: One year on…
- Next Steps: Getting Past the Doha Round Crisis
- Why World Leaders Must Resist the False Promise of a Doha Delay
- Completing the Eurozone rescue: What more needs to be done
- The collapse of global trade, murky protectionism, and the crisis: Recommendations for the G20
- What world leaders should do to halt the spread of protectionism
- What G20 leaders must do to stabilise our economy and fix the financial system
- Rescuing our jobs and savings: What G7/8 leaders can do to solve the global credit crisis
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman
Cadot, de Melo, 16 June 2014