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The Ashgate Research Companion To International Trade Policy

Edited by: Kenneth Heydon , Stephen Woolcock

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409408352
eBook ISBN: 9781315613086
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043096

10.4324/9781315613086
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This volume provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy. The volume contains a systematic examination of: - specific trade policy instruments (such as tariffs, non-tariff barriers and trade rules) - sectoral concerns (in agriculture, manufacturing and services) - trade linkages (to issues such as the environment and labour standards) - systemic considerations (what role for the WTO?) The organising theme of the volume is that open markets for trade and investment yield large potential gains in human welfare as long as trade policy is conducted as an integral part of broader domestic economic management and regulatory reform, and as long as the particular challenges facing developing countries are effectively addressed. This 'case' is presented on the basis of rigorous analysis of first principles and of empirical experience among key trading nations. An integrated set of original and comprehensive perspectives from a diverse group of experts, linked by a common organisational thread. The contributing authors create an ideal mix of internationally recognised experts together with younger specialists making their mark in trade policy analysis; academics as well as trade policy practitioners; and representatives of both developed and developing countries.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Free Trade versus Protection: An Intellectual History Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Political Economy of International Trade Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Evolution of the International Trading System Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Do Import Tariffs Still Matter? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Non-Tariff Measures Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Commercial Instruments Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Trade Facilitation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Trade in Services Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Changes in the Value Chain of Manufacturing Industries: A Japanese Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Trade and Investment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Trade and Competition Policy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Environmental Protection, International Trade and the WTO Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Trade and Risk Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Trade and Labour Standards  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Trade Openness and Growth Miracles: A Fresh Look at Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Evolution of Special and Differential Treatment and Aid for Trade Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Trade Preferences for Developing Countries: The Case of the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Developing Professional Services in Africa: How Regional Integration Can Help  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Structure and Function of the World Trade Organization Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Preferential Agreements and Multilateralism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The United States: Trade Policy Sleeping – Short Nap or Long Slumber? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Functioning of the European Union’s Trade Policy Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Trade Policymaking in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Trade Policy-Making in East Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  China’s Trade Policymaking: Domestic Interests and Post-WTO Contestations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Trends in Trade Policy and Challenges Ahead Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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