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A Network Anatomy of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

: Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Li-Wen Lin

Topic(s): Economic Development // International Relations // Trade, Investment and International Cooperation //

ABSTRACT:

This Article provides an anatomy of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by unpacking their various relations with different types of state organs. It shows that Chinese SOEs are embedded in a network composed of dense and complex links with the state. Shareholding ties, albeit important, are only one of the many relations with the state. This […]

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TPP, American national security, and Chinese SOEs

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Raj Bhala

Topic(s): Trade, Investment and International Cooperation //

ABSTRACT:

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are about far more than free trade. They are about national security. A trade deal may be ambitious in liberalizing or managing cross-border flows in goods, services, intellectual property (IP), and people. But, to argue for or against an FTA solely along the axis of free-versus-managed trade is to miss another […]

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The power of legality: practices of international law and their politics

2016 Books | Cultural Pluralism

Author(s): Nikolas Rajkovic, Tanja E. Aalberts, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Topic(s): International Relations //

ABSTRACT:

From an airstrip in Saudi Arabia, the CIA launches drones to ‘legally’ kill Al-Qaida leaders in Yemen. On the North Pole, Russia plants a flag on the seabed to extend legal claim over resources. In Brussels, the European Commission unveils its Emissions Trading System, extending environmental jurisdiction globally over foreign airlines. And at Frankfurt Airport, […]

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Washington slept here: how Donald Trump caught the politicians napping on trade

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Craig Vangrasstek

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ABSTRACT:

This paper explores how Donald Trump managed first to secure the Republican Party nomination, and then an upset victory in the general election, by running on an unapologetically protectionist platform. It argues Trump filled a political vacuum by taking positions long rejected by political professionals in both major parties and appealing to a class of […]

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Services trade policy and manufacturing productivity: the role of institutions

2017 Articles | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Cosimo Beverelli, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard M. Hoekman

Topic(s): Institutions and Policy-making // Trade, Investment and International Cooperation //

ABSTRACT:

We study the effect of services trade restrictions on manufacturing productivity for a broad cross-section of countries at different stages of economic development. Decreasing services trade restrictiveness has a positive impact on the manufacturing sectors that use services as intermediate inputs in production. We identify a critical role of institutions in importing countries in shaping […]

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