Journal Special Issue
Developing Countries in the WTO Regime

Selected Issues

When the Uruguay Round was being negotiated and it was coming to a close, a number of estimates were made about the impact of the agreement on poor countries. Many of the assessments indicated that there would be a net loss for them while others came up with a more positive scenario. Now that the agreement has been in place for several years there is scope for an empirical assessment of the issue to identify the winners and the losers ex post. On the basis of this assessment, the project will make recommendations to improve the participation of the least developed countries in international economic policy regimes, in particular the WTO.