Trade policy through 2013: Signs of improvement but new policy concerns

Chad P Bown, 27 June 2014

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How countries apply their trade policies has been of heightened interest since the early days of the Great Recession (Baldwin and Evenett 2009).

Topics: International trade
Tags: G20, Great Recession, protectionism, Trade barriers, TTBs

Growth, real exchange rates, and trade protectionism since the financial crisis

Georgios Georgiades, Johannes Gräb, 8 December 2013

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The sharp global economic downturn in 2008-09 and the protracted weakness of the global economy have nurtured fears that governments might resort to trade protectionism in order to support their economies by sheltering them from foreign competition.

Topics: Global crisis, International trade
Tags: financial crisis, G20, murky protectionism

Counting thy numbers: Defining and measuring fossil fuel subsidies

Ronald Steenblik, Jehan Sauvage, Jagoda Egeland, 15 September 2012

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Fossil fuel subsidies have attracted renewed attention following the Pittsburgh Summit of September 2009, where leaders of the G20 committed to “rationalise and phase out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption” (G20 2009). Leaders of the G8 and of APEC have subsequently issued similar statements.

Topics: Environment, Global governance
Tags: APEC, fossil fuels, G20, G8, subsidies

Don’t count on enhanced global governance

Jeffry A. Frieden, Michael Pettis, Dani Rodrik, Ernesto Zedillo, 26 July 2012

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The world economy faces its most serious test since the 1930s. The financial crisis that began in 2007 rolls onward.

Topics: Global governance, Politics and economics
Tags: G20, Geneva Report, international economic cooperation

The growing international campaign against tax evasion

Bruce Blonigen, Lindsay Oldenski, Nicholas Sly, 26 November 2011

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One of the few solid agreements that came out of the latest G20 summit in Cannes was that governments will increase their cooperative efforts to curb tax evasion.

Topics: International finance, International trade, Taxation
Tags: bilateral tax treaties, FDI, G20, Luxembourg, Switzerland, US

Anaemia, exuberance, and vulnerability: A post–financial crisis new global economic geography

Ernesto Talvi, Ignacio Munyo, 27 October 2011

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It would not be an overstatement to assert that the global financial crisis has created a ‘new global economic geography’, a new reality that responds to the remarkable fact that the crisis that has crippled advanced economies has also left winners around the globe.

Topics: Global governance, International finance
Tags: economic geography, G20, global crisis

Resolve against protectionism weakens since the Seoul G20 Summit

Simon J Evenett, 20 July 2011

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In 2011 the world economy has been buffeted by a number of developments that were not foreseen at the time of the Seoul G20 Summit.

Topics: International trade
Tags: G20, Global Trade Alert, protectionism

Resolve Falters As Global Prospects Worsen: The 9th GTA Report

Simon J Evenett, 20 July 2011

Resolve Falters As Global Prospects Worsen: The 9th GTA Report

Edited by Simon J Evenett

Published 20 July 2011

URL: http://globaltradealert.org/9th_GTA_Report
Topics: Global crisis, International trade
Tags: G20, GTA, protectionism, trade

The G20 and global imbalances

Barry Eichengreen, 26 June 2011

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Global imbalances continue to place the stability of the global economy at risk. The International Monetary Fund’s forecasts anticipate essentially no reduction in existing imbalances in the next five years, assuming the continuance of current policies. And independent observers have suggested that, if anything, the IMF may be overly optimistic about the prospects.

Topics: Global governance, International trade
Tags: G20, global imbalances, IMF

Doha Round: Or else what?

Philip Levy, 28 April 2011

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The state of the current round of global trade talks is indisputably dire. It is never a good sign when analysts are quibbling over whether Doha is dead or simply comatose. Despite plaintive, increasingly desperate cries from Geneva, leaders of the G20 countries have shown little inclination to follow through on their repeated commitments to conclude the talks.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Brazil, China, Doha Round, G20, India, US

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