1. Critical Perspectives on the Global Trading System and the WTO series

    Series editors: Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide, Australia and Australian National University and Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, Italy

    The importance of the Global Trading System and the WTO to international trade and investment continues to increase and remains at the forefront of discussion on global trade relations. This authoritative series presents by theme a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the Global Trading System and the WTO on areas such as the environment, property rights, poverty and income distribution and employment conditions. The volumes have been prepared by distinguished specialists who have selected key published papers offering a range of viewpoints, both supportive and critical, on the impact of the Global Trading System and the WTO. Each editor has also written an original introduction to the literature. This timely series will be of immense interest to all scholars of international economics and relations as well as international trade lawyers, practitioners and policymakers.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 21
  1. Measuring WTO’s Contributions to Global Economic Welfare

    Measuring WTO’s Contributions to Global Economic Welfare

    Edited by Kym Anderson
    At a time when political leaders of the member nations are not acting to strengthen the multilateral trading system via the World Trade Organization, it is worthwhile to reflect on the WTO’s contributions to global welfare since its inception more than 65 years ago. This volume assembles seminal empirical studies which estimate the past and prospective, national and global economic welfare impacts of GATT/WTO-induced multilateral trade liberalizations. It also touches on the effects of the Uruguay Round’s TRIPS Agreement on intellectual property rights, and the benefits from WTO accessions and trade facilitation initiatives. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 518.00   Web: $ 466.20
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  2. The WTO and Trade in Services

    The WTO and Trade in Services

    Edited by Bernard Hoekman
    The past few decades have witnessed a growth in the importance of services in the economy, yet until the 1980s, scholarly literature on the expanding role of trade in services in the world economy remained scarce. This timely two-volume collection, edited by a leading analyst in the field, brings together seminal works on the WTO and trade in services published in the last twenty-five years. Areas covered in this important set include the determinants and patterns of trade in services, services in regional integration agreements and the GATS. This book will be of immense value to scholars and practitioners interested in this evolving and increasingly relevant field of study. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 754.00   Web: $ 678.60
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  3. The WTO, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

    The WTO, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

    Edited by Marc Bacchetta, Michele Ruta
    Subsidies and countervail have been the subject of much attention in recent decades. In this volume, the editors have selected seminal contributions to the literature on the economics of subsidies and countervailing duties in international trade, their role in trade agreements and their treatment in the GATT/WTO system. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 548.00   Web: $ 493.20
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  4. Trade Costs and Facilitation: Open Trade and Economic Development

    Trade Costs and Facilitation: Open Trade and Economic Development

    Edited by Jean-Christophe Maur, John S. Wilson
    The need for countries to facilitate trade and to reduce the transactions costs plaguing trade is receiving a lot of interest in policy circles, and in particular in the WTO, where trade facilitation has been one of the few good stories in recent multilateral negotiations. Is this interest justified? What have economic theory and empirical findings to contribute to our understanding of the value of free trade? This authoritative two-volume set, edited by two leading scholars in the field, offers a collection of seminal articles that have led our economic thinking on these issues and encouraged a new and growing literature. This important work, along with an original introduction by the editors, is of immense value to scholars and practitioners interested in the topic of trade costs and facilitation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 655.00   Web: $ 589.50
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  5. The WTO and Accession Countries

    The WTO and Accession Countries

    Edited by Carlos A. Primo Braga, Oliver Cattaneo
    In this essential two-volume collection, the editors include key papers on the domestic and global challenges of WTO accession. The first volume explores the intertwined economic, legal, and political dimensions of the process. The second volume explores country case studies and sector-specific issues such as agriculture, services and intellectual property. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 564.00   Web: $ 507.60
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  6. The WTO and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

    The WTO and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

    Edited by Wilfred J. Ethier, Arye L. Hillman
    This indispensable volume brings together the key contributions to the academic literature on the subject of the political economy of trade policy. Topics covered include unilateral and multilateral trade policies, international trade agreements and administered protection. In their comprehensive introduction, the editors present an insightful discussion of the political economy approach, the development of multilateral trade agreements, the trade and internal motives that guide unilateral trade policy and the features that characterise unilateralism. This volume is essential for professors, researchers and policymakers concerned with international trade policy. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 358.00   Web: $ 322.20
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  7. The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict

    The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict

    Edited by Marc L. Busch, Edward D. Mansfield
    Scholars and policymakers have long been interested in the relationship between international institutions, foreign trade, and interstate conflict. This timely volume presents the most important published articles that address these crucial issues. The articles are organized into three parts. The first part presents and evaluates the core theoretical arguments about the linkage between foreign economic relations and political–military hostilities. The second part addresses the origins of various international institutions designed to influence global commerce, how these institutions operate, and the extent to which they shape the flow and content of overseas trade. The final part analyzes how economic disputes are settled within the World Trade Organization. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 381.00   Web: $ 342.90
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  8. The WTO and Labor and Employment

    The WTO and Labor and Employment

    Edited by Drusilla K. Brown, Robert M. Stern
    The central focus of this collection is to provide the reader access to the seminal papers analyzing the accommodation of labor interests within the WTO. This comprehensive volume establishes an understanding of the interaction between global goods, capital and labor markets and the national government institutions that regulate their function. In selecting papers for this volume, the editors have identified the most important contributions to the debate. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 389.00   Web: $ 350.10
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  9. The WTO and Poverty and Inequality

    The WTO and Poverty and Inequality

    Edited by L. A. Winters
    This comprehensive two-volume collection presents key papers on the relationship between international trade and trade policy on the one hand, and poverty and inequality on the other. These relationships highlight the connections between the WTO and income distribution. The analytical and policy context of the volumes is laid out by the editor’s introduction and by the first two articles of the collection. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 677.00   Web: $ 609.30
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  10. The WTO and Reciprocal Preferential Trading Agreements

    The WTO and Reciprocal Preferential Trading Agreements

    Edited by Caroline Freund
    This insightful volume is a careful selection of the major contributions to the controversy as to whether regional trade agreements harm the multilateral system of trade negotiation. It focuses on key topics such as: the theory of preferential trade agreements; regionalism and multilateralism; the effects of regionalism on the multilateral system; the effects of multilateralism on regionalism; rules of origin and empirical analyses. Scholars and practitioners alike will find this an invaluable set of papers. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 426.00   Web: $ 383.40
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  11. Trade Preferences and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries

    Trade Preferences and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries

    Edited by Bernard Hoekman, Çağlar Özden
    The editors have written an authoritative new introduction which illuminates their choice and highlights the contribution of each article. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 358.00   Web: $ 322.20
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  12. The WTO, Safeguards, and Temporary Protection from Imports

    The WTO, Safeguards, and Temporary Protection from Imports

    Edited by Chad P. Brown
    Temporary protection from fairly traded imports under the World Trade Organization (WTO) typically refers to a national government's use of a ‘safeguard’ tariff, quota or tariff rate quota. Safeguard provisions allow a WTO member’s national government to investigate whether a domestic industry is injured because of fairly traded, but imported goods; and then impose a temporary unilateral import restriction that would otherwise be in violation of market access commitments. This book presents some of the key theoretical and empirical research articles in the economics, legal and policy literature examining the structure and use of such temporary import protection programmes. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 312.00   Web: $ 280.80
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  13. The WTO’s Core Rules and Disciplines

    The WTO’s Core Rules and Disciplines

    Edited by Kym Anderson, Bernard Hoekman
    The development of the modern global trading system has been extremely rapid – and not without controversy. The WTO (and its precursor, the GATT) have provided not only a set of multilateral rules and disciplines but also a forum for negotiation and a legal mechanism to settle trade-related disputes. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 647.00   Web: $ 582.30
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  14. The WTO and Government Procurement

    The WTO and Government Procurement

    Edited by Simon J. Evenett, Bernard Hoekman
    This volume is a careful selection of the leading legal and economic papers analysing international discrimination in government purchasing. It also includes the WTO agreement that seeks to curb such discrimination. Studies of individual country experiences are also featured, adding a practical dimension to what often appears to be a narrow technical debate. This authoritative and wide-ranging volume will provide trade negotiators, other government officials including purchasing officers, and scholars with a thorough grounding so as to effectively assess proposals for further international rules on government procurement practices, be they in bilateral, regional, or multilateral arenas. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 320.00   Web: $ 288.00
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  15. The WTO and Anti-Dumping

    The WTO and Anti-Dumping

    Edited by Douglas R. Nelson, Hylke Vandenbussche
    This two-volume set contains a careful selection of the most significant papers on anti-dumping. These important articles have not only shaped the policy debate in this area but have also substantially influenced how we think about the use and role of anti-dumping in trade relations today. After an initial look at some classic articles, the collection provides an overview of the past two decades of academic research on this subject. The contributions are both empirical and theoretical with the emphasis being on the economic rather than the legal analysis involved. The volumes make these papers easily accessible to a wide audience, including academics, policymakers and all those concerned with anti-dumping issues. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 708.00   Web: $ 637.20
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  16. The International Trading System, Globalization and History

    The International Trading System, Globalization and History

    Edited by Kevin H. O’Rourke
    The focus of this collection is the history of the international trading system over the past two centuries. Volume I includes an overview of the subject area as well as sections considering the effects of war and peace, the late nineteenth-century backlash, and contemporary views of interwar disintegration. Volume II looks at the issues of hegemony, non-discrimination and reciprocity. It also covers customs unions, preferential trading agreements, trade wars and trade rivalry. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 548.00   Web: $ 493.20
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  17. The WTO, Trade and the Environment

    The WTO, Trade and the Environment

    Edited by Gary Sampson, John Whalley
    Trade and environment issues are achieving ever greater prominence in the WTO. This timely volume contains key papers on this important and highly contentious issue Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 419.00   Web: $ 377.10
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  18. The WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade

    The WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade

    Edited by Spencer Henson, John S. Wilson
    This authoritative volume brings together for the first time the foremost research and commentary on technical barriers to trade. It explores the major theoretical issues associated with analysis of the impact of technical measures on trade in goods and the challenges associated with attempts to quantify impacts on trade flows. Previous empirical analyses of the impact of technical barriers on trade in goods in general are then presented. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the trade effects of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, an area where analysis is particularly challenging. Finally, the volume concludes by exploring institutional efforts to overcome the impact of technical barriers, including harmonization of standards and the role of the WTO. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 320.00   Web: $ 288.00
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  19. The WTO and International Trade Law / Dispute Settlement

    The WTO and International Trade Law / Dispute Settlement

    Edited by Petros C. Mavroidis, Alan O. Sykes
    The system of dispute resolution within the WTO and its evolution over time have attracted the attention of numerous scholars. This volume brings together a selection of papers by prominent scholars working in a range of disciplines. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 403.00   Web: $ 362.70
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  20. The WTO and Agriculture

    The WTO and Agriculture

    Edited by Kym Anderson, Tim Josling
    The WTO and Agriculture discusses the following questions: Why have agricultural markets been noted for relatively high degrees of government intervention and in particular for rising levels of protection? How was agricultural trade treated in the GATT and WTO? Has the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture helped to resolve trade conflicts in world markets? What new opportunities and challenges are on the horizon? Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 663.00   Web: $ 596.70
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