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Handbook on International Trade Policy

Edited by William A. Kerr, Van Vliet Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and James D. Gaisford, Professor of Economics, University of Calgary, Canada
The Handbook on International Trade Policy is an insightful and comprehensive reference tool focusing on trade policy issues in the era of globalization. Each specially commissioned chapter deals with important international trade issues, discusses the current literature on the subject, and explores major controversies. The Handbook also directs the interested reader to further sources of information.
Published in Association with the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade
Extent: 560 pp
Hardback Price: $280.00 Web: $252.00
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84376 939 2
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Publication Date: 2008
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  • Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
The Handbook on International Trade Policy is an insightful and comprehensive reference tool focusing on trade policy issues in the era of globalization. Each specially commissioned chapter deals with important international trade issues, discusses the current literature on the subject, and explores major controversies. The Handbook also directs the interested reader to further sources of information.

The expert contributors cover both traditional and more current concerns including:

• history of thought on trade policy
• the development of multilateral organizations such as the World Trade Organization
• border restrictions and subsidies
• regional trade agreements
• trade and the environment
• animal, plant and food safety measures
• international protection of intellectual property and sanctions.

Presenting a broad and state-of-the-art perspective on the topic, this highly accessible Handbook will prove an invaluable resource to researchers, academics, policymakers and practitioners concerned with international trade policy.
‘This book obtains its broad expertise by pulling together expertise from a wide range of experts in the way that each chapter is written by authors specialized in the topic addressed. . . This Handbook on international trade policy is a good summary of theories, policy instruments and their effects and is written in an understandable manner. Most parts are suited for students and those who want to start understanding international trade policy. It is also useful for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners looking for quick guidance on different topics in international trade policy. The clear structure of the book organized by topics allows for a quick and easy reference.’
– Martin Grass, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture
Contributors: Z. Arashiro, R. Barichello, K. Baylis, E. Beaulieu, K. Belcher, M. Benarroch, B.R. Copeland, J. Cranfield, J. Gaisford, J.B. Gerber, J.-P. Gervais, C.L. Gilbert, A. Hester, J.E. Hobbs, G. Hufbauer, G.E. Isaac, O. Ivus, M.S. Jank, T. Josling, L. Kendall, W.A. Kerr, S. Lang, B. Larue, C.C.-H. Lau, L. Leger, L.J. Loppacher, S. Lutz, A. Maneschi, K.D. Meilke, W.M. Miner, A.M. Nassar, B. Oegg, N. Perdikis, P.W.B. Phillips, R. Read, J. Rude, R. Scholefield, D. Skully, A. Strong, S. Weintraub, J. Whalley, L.M. Young
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction to Trade Policy
William A. Kerr

PART I: EVOLUTION AND ECONOMIC CONTEXT
2. Theory and Practice in the Conduct of Trade Policy
Sidney Weintraub

3. History of Economic Thought on Trade Policy
Andrea Maneschi

4. Modern History of Trade Policy
William M. Miner

5. Modeling Approaches to the Analysis of Trade Policy: Computable General Equilibrium and Gravity Models
Olena Ivus and Aaron Strong

PART II: TRADE AGREEMENTS
6. Why Are There Trade Agreements?
James Gaisford and Annette Hester

7. Overview of Trade Agreements: The Multilateral System
Tim Josling

8. Overview of Trade Agreements: Regional Trade Agreements
Nicholas Perdikis

9. The Breadth of Integration Arising from Trade Agreements
Peter W.B. Phillips

10. Trade Agreements: Depth of Integration
Nicholas Perdikis

11. Trade Creation and Trade Diversion: Analyzing the Impact of Regional Trade Agreements
Lindsay Kendall and James Gaisford

12. Rules of Origin and Tariff Circumvention
Sarah Lang and James Gaisford

13. Economies of Scale, Imperfect Competition and Market Size
Michael Benarroch

14. Trade in Services
Eugene Beaulieu

15. Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights, Trade Flows and National Welfare
Olena Ivus

PART III: TRADE POLICY INSTRUMENTS
16. Trade Distortion: Border Measures versus Domestic Support
James Gaisford

17. Tariffs: National Welfare and Distributional Issues
Jean-Philippe Gervais and Bruno Larue

18. Trade and Domestic Policy: Conduct and Modeling
John Whalley

19. Tariffication: Theoretical Justification and Problems of Implementation
Laura J. Loppacher and William A. Kerr

20. Tariff Spikes and Tariff Escalation
André M. Nassar, Zuleika Arashiro and Marcos S. Jank

21. Export Taxes: How They Work and Why They Are Used
Ryan Scholefield and James Gaisford

22. Import Quotas and Voluntary Export Restraints
Stefan Lutz

23. Tariff Rate Quotas
David Skully

24. Quota Administration
David Skully

25. Capitalization of Trade Policy Benefits
William A. Kerr

26. Direct and Indirect Export Subsidies
James Rude

27. Production Subsidies
Karl D. Meilke and John Cranfield

28. Strategic Export Subsidies
Stefan Lutz

29. Government Procurement
Linda M. Young

30. State Trading Agencies
Bruno Larue and Jean-Philippe Gervais

31. Administrative Measures: Restraining Bureaucracy from Inhibiting Trade
William A. Kerr

PART IV: CONTINGENCY AND SAFEGUARD MEASURES
32: Antidumping: Theory and Practice, Rationales and Calculation Methods
Carol Chui-Ha Lau

33. Unfair Subsidies and Countervailing Duties
Katherine Baylis

34. Administrative Procedures, the Distribution of Costs and Benefits, and Incentives in Anti-dumping Cases
Richard Barichello

35. Safeguard Measures and Impediments to Labour Mobility
Lawrence Leger and James Gaisford

PART V: COORDINATING TRADE POLICY WITH DOMESTIC POLICY
36. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues
Grant E. Isaac

37. Technical Barriers to Trade
Jill E. Hobbs

38. Ethical Issues in Trade
Grant E. Isaac

39. Trade and the Environment: What Do We Know?
Brian R. Copeland

40. Trade Agreements and Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Ken Belcher

PART VI: TRADE POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
41. Import Substitution Industrialization
James B. Gerber

42. Export Promotion Policies
James B. Gerber

43. The Generalized System of Preferences and Special and Differential Treatment for Developing Countries in the GATT and WTO
Robert Read

44. International Commodity Agreements
Christopher L. Gilbert

45. International Trade and Wages
Eugene Beaulieu

PART VII: TRADE POLICY: ENFORCEMENT AND COERCION
46. Dispute Settlement, Compensation and Retaliation under the WTO
Robert Read

47. Economic Sanctions for Foreign Policy Purposes: A Survey of the Twentieth Century
Gary Hufbauer and Barbara Oegg

48. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property: Enforcement Issues
William A. Kerr

Index