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.

The Next Generation of Economic Issues in Energy Policy in Europe

Antonio Estache, 4 March 2014

This CEPR Press book shares the results of a series of policy-oriented think pieces on energy policy. The chapters deal with various facets of the energy policy challenges Europe as a region and European countries are likely to face in the foreseeable future.

PADRE: Politically Acceptable Debt Restructuring in the Eurozone

Pierre Pâris, Charles Wyplosz, 28 January 2014

The Eurozone’s very high public debts entail either a long drawn out reduction process, likely to last decades, or a one-off debt restructuring. This Geneva Special Report presents a plan that would allow deep debt restructuring without cross-country transfers and that deals with moral hazard.

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.

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