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Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectivenessbilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Book ChapterRegional opportunities in East Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksExports Free trade Customs union
Working PaperRegional opportunities in East Africa
Significant progress has been made by the East African Community partner states in implementing the East African Community customs union...Exports Free trade Customs union
BlogRising powers and the collapse of the Doha Round
Rising powers have had a profound impact on the WTO. For over half a century the trading system was dominated by the US and other advanced industrialized states, with developing countries and their interests severely marginalized...Free trade International trade
Working PaperInstitutional and policy adjustments to implement Free Trade Agreements with the European Union: A developing country perspective
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) between the European Union (EU) and trade partners go far beyond mere elimination of tariffs to include such diverse issues as non-tariff barriers, competition legislation, investment protection, and more...Economic development Free trade International trade
BlogWIDER Annual Lectures – Taking Stock
I am looking forward to WIDER Annual Lecture 18, held 18 November in New York not only because I expect that Peter Timmer will make a distinguished contribution to the understanding of economic transformation, but also because the cumulative impact...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
BlogEconomic Elites, Crises, and Austerity in 21st Century Capitalism
24 September 2014 Andrés Solimano The era of neoliberal capitalism starting by the late 1970s and early 1980s promotes free trade, capital mobility, fragmented migration, privatization, deregulation and marketization...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
PresentationInternational Economic Association 17th World Congress
UNU-WIDER organized two sessions during the 17th World Congress of the International Economic Association. Learning to Compete – Sunday 8 June 2014 Chaired by Finn Tarp Out of Africa: A comparative perspective on why Africa failed to...
BlogA New Agenda for a New World
24 June 2013 Minister Gunilla Carlson Like every political agenda, the post-2015 agenda must be firmly based in a reality check...Economic development Emigration and immigration Free trade
Journal ArticleCan Free Trade Agreements Reduce Economic Vulnerability?
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsEconomic integration Free trade International trade
BlogRules or Engagement?: Development Implications of the Doha Round Negotiations (Part II)
Part II: Engagement with Developing Countries. This is Part 2 of a 2-part analysis of the upcoming WTO 8 th Ministerial Conference in December 2011...Free trade International trade Negotiation
BlogRules or Engagement?: Development Implications of the Doha Round Negotiation - Part 1
Alisa DiCaprio This is Part 1 of a 2-part analysis of the upcoming WTO 8 th Ministerial Conference in December 2011...Free trade International trade Negotiation
Journal ArticleUS Free Trade Agreements and Policy Flexibility: Will New Rules Hinder Industrialisation?
Free trade agreements have become a central feature of many developing countries' growth strategies, encouraged by an evaluation literature that quantifies their positive impact on trade...Economic development Free trade
Journal ArticleTracing the Special and Differential Treatment Principle through the CARIFORUM EPA
The EU's decision to replace unilateral Lomé preferences with Article XXIV-compliant reciprocal agreements remains a subject of ongoing debate in trade circles...Free trade International trade
Journal ArticleTrade Liberalization, Economic Reform and Poverty Reduction in Lao PDR
Part of Journal Special Issue Well-being Achievements in Pacific AsiaFree trade Poverty