Simon J Evenett 07 July 2015

At a time when each of the BRICS’ exports are falling and when only India is expected to see faster economic growth in 2015 and 2016, the 17th GTA Report argues that the trade strategy of the BRICS should be rethought.

Bernard Hoekman 24 June 2015

The post-Crisis decline in the growth rate of the ratio of global trade to GDP has been cause for some concern that global trade has peaked, and that we are now reaching a new normal in which trade levels will be weak in comparison to about a decade ago. Whether such a peak in trade was a defining moment in global trade or whether it is a cyclical phenomenon is one of the questions this eBook addresses.

Simon J Evenett, Johannes Fritz 16 June 2015

The Global Crisis resulted in many trade barriers and distortions. This new eBook argues that least developed countries were hard hit by these barriers. Drawing on Global Trade Alert data, it argues that these barriers reduced these nations’ exports by 30% during the period 2009 to 2013 – over a quarter of a trillion US dollars in total.

Richard Baldwin 26 May 2015

Macroeconomics: A European Text, by Michael Burda and Charles Wyplosz, is an excellent example of ‘keeping it real’ by linking economics to real events. But examples in textbooks on a two- or three-year publication cycle become rapidly outdated. Students taking this year’s economics course may not have been reading newspapers two years ago. This Vox Course Companion tries to bridge this gap by providing up-to-date columns that illustrate the issues addressed in the Burda-Wyplosz text. 

Giancarlo Corsetti, Lars P Feld, Philip R. Lane, Lucrezia Reichlin, Hélène Rey, Dimitri Vayanos, Beatrice Weder di Mauro 15 April 2015

This report, the first in the Monitoring the Eurozone series, addresses the measures Eurozone countries need to take to guard against returning financial instability that could threaten a sustainable recovery. The authors consider stock operations, lending structures and regulatory changes in protecting sovereign debt on a national and Europe-wide level.

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