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Trade Liberalization, Competition and the WTO

Edited by Chris Milner, Professor of International Economics, University of Nottingham and Robert Read, Senior Lecturer in International Economics, Lancaster University Management School, UK
The prospective WTO Millennium Round of negotiations will highlight critical economic issues regarding the application and implementation of the WTO rules to international trade in goods and services. In this book, a distinguished group of academic experts considers the agenda and areas of interest for the next Round in light of Seattle, the functions of the WTO and competition policy issues arising from trade liberalization.
In Association with the International Economics Study Group (IESG)
Extent: 336 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 716 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
The prospective WTO Millennium Round of negotiations will highlight critical economic issues regarding the application and implementation of the WTO rules to international trade in goods and services. In this book, a distinguished group of academic experts considers the agenda and areas of interest for the next Round in light of Seattle, the functions of the WTO and competition policy issues arising from trade liberalization. This is followed by a focus on a wide range of WTO-specific economic issues and debates, including:

• state trading and state aids
• regional integration
• agriculture, including the EU–US banana dispute
• international investment
• patents
• financial services.

Trade Liberalization, Competition and the WTO will be of interest to academics and policymakers as well as students of international economics and global trade reform.
Contributors: D. Bosworth, D. Collie, D. Evans, P. Holmes, S. Laird, D. MacLaren, S. McCorriston, C. Milner, V. Murinde, R. Read, A.M. Rugman, C. Ryan, R. Tyers, D. Yang, Y. Yang
Contents:

1 Introduction: the GATT Uruguay Round, trade liberalization and the WTO
Chris Milner and Robert Read

PART I TRADE LIBERALIZATION
2 Multilateral market access negotiations in goods and services
Sam Laird

3 Agricultural trade reform after the Asian recession: a bridge too far?
Rod Tyers and Yongzheng Yang

4 The implications of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) for the banking sector in the Gulf Region
Victor Murinde and Cillian Ryan

5 Options for regional integration in Southern Africa
David Evans

PART II COMPETITION
6 Trade and competition in the new WTO Round
Peter Holmes

7 New rules for international investment: the case for a multilateral agreement on investment (MAI) at the WTO
Alan M. Rugman

8 Trade liberalization and state aid in the European Union
David Collie

9 State trading, agriculture and the WTO
Steve McCorriston and Donald MacLaren

PART III THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
10 The WTO agenda and the developing countries
Sam Laird

11 The EU–US WTO banana dispute and the evolution of the EU banana trade regime
Robert Read

12 The influence of the WTO on patenting activities in China
Derek Bosworth and Deli Yang

Index