Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past? – New Book

Our Global Economics team is pleased to announce the publication by the Brookings Institution Press of a co-edited volume, ‘Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past?’. The volume brings together papers by leading economists who reflect on the drivers of changes in trade and trade policy and the prospects for a return to multilateral cooperation to address trade conflicts.

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International Day for Tolerance 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, the Cultural Pluralism team is pleased to share insights on building resilience against violent extremism and radicalisation from the Horizon2020 research projects GREASE and BRaVE and on dealing with contested heritage from the Heritage Contact Zone project supported by the Creative Europe Programme.

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Project GREASE: Resilience Handbook

The GREASE project has just published an International Handbook of Good Practices for Building Resilience Against Violent Religious Radicalisation. Featuring findings from a dozen Case Studies carried out by our regional partners, this booklet offers practical guidance on how to strengthen community resilience.

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WTO Reform: Suggestions from Recent Research (Video)

This webinar, organised in partnership with Bertelsmann Stiftung on 8 July, presented findings and recommendations for WTO reform, based on a Bertelsmann Stiftung-support research project. Speakers focused on working practices; dispute settlement; managing subsidy-related spillovers and governance of plurilateral initiatives.

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COVID-19 Trade Policy Database: Food and Medical Products

Many governments are using trade policy measures to increase the availability of personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and food products during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Tracking them is important for assessing their incidence, effectiveness, and potential international spillover effects—particularly on countries that depend on imports of these critical products.

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VIDEO: EU and Trade Policy Coherence at Times of COVID19

On 18 May the RESPECT project, led by Prof. Bernard Hoekman, hosted an online panel which discussed patterns and prospects of trade policy strategies since the COVID19 crisis outbreak. Panellists focused on trade policy responses in Europe, their coherence across EU Member States and EU institutions, their implications for business and developing countries.

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