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Reading opinion 2/15: standards of analysis, the Court's discretion, and the legal view of the Advocate General

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): David Kleimann

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In Opinion 2/15, the Commission, the European Parliament, the Council, and the Member States litigate whether the Union is exclusively competent to conclude the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) alone, or whether the EU ought to involve the Member States as independent parties to a ‘mixed’ agreement. The delineation of of the scope of EU […]

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Promoting Coherence between PTAs and the WTO through Systemic Integration

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Pamela Apaza Lanyi and Armin Steinbach

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

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Promoting coherence between PTAs and the WTO through systemic integration The proliferation of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) has resulted in a heterogeneous regime of trade rules applicable among WTO Members. The interplay between PTA and WTO rules has several implications, including risks of legal tensions and incoherence between both regimes, as well as between overlapping […]

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Economics and Politics of International Investment Agreements

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Henrik Horn and Thomas Tangerås

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

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We analyze the optimal design and implications of international investment agreements. These are ubiquitous, potent and heavily criticized state-to-state treaties that compensate foreign investors against host country policies. Optimal agreements cause national but not global underregulation (“regulatory chill”). The incentives to form agreements and their distributional consequences depend on countries’ unilateral commitment possibilities and the […]

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Shocks and Far-Right Voting: Evidence from French Presidential Elections

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Clément Malgouyres

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

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The rise of radical right parties is a Europe-wide phenomenon. While many studies describe the individual or regional characteristics associated with high propensity to vote for the far-right, we know little about the causal impact of economic shocks on electoral support for the far-right. Over the period 1995-2012, we examine the impact of trade-shocks, measured […]

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Re-estimating the effects of stricter standards on trade: endogeneity matters

2017 Working Papers | Global Economics: Trade Investment and Development

Author(s): Anirudh Shingal, Malte Ehrich and Liliana Foletti

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

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In their meta-analysis of estimates of the impact of technical barriers to trade, Li and Beghin (2012) note that studies using pesticides Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) tend to find more trade impeding effects, but these studies do not directly address the problem of endogeneity in the standards-trade relationship. Using pesticides MRL data for 53 countries […]

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