Publications

How did trade in GVC-based products respond to previous health shocks? : lessons for COVID-19

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SHINGAL, Anirudh, AGARWAL, Prachi
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/68, Global Governance Programme-415, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: Using difference-in-difference analysis, we examine how trade in GVC-based products may have responded to two previous health shocks - SARS and MERS. Our identification strategy exploits differences in the time [...]
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Value chain approaches to reducing policy spillovers on international business

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): FINDLAY, Christopher, HOEKMAN, Bernard M.
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/49, Global Governance Programme-407, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: Government policy can add to the costs of doing international business. It can distort the construction of and raise the costs of operation of global value chains (GVCs), to the [...]
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Overlapping negotiations, conflicting interests? : EU-Singapore negotiations

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): MCKENZIE, Lachlan, MEISSNER, Katharina L.
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/67, Global Governance Programme-414, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: In 2013, the European Union (EU) concluded its first comprehensive trade agreement with a Southeast Asian partner. The EU-Singapore agreement (EUSFTA) was meant as a blueprint for further negotiations in [...]
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Export restrictions during global health crises : the international community can and must do better

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): PUCCIO, Laura, SAPIR, André
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/66, Global Governance Programme-413, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: COVID-19 represents one of the biggest pandemic faced by humanity in recent times, spreading to almost all countries and territories on all continents. Because it spread so suddenly and quickly, [...]
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Quantifying barriers to movement of service suppliers and examining their effects

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SHINGAL, Anirudh
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/64, Global Governance Programme-412, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: The importance of services trade and “servicification” of economic activity has grown in countries overtime. However, regulatory and administrative barriers to the movement of service suppliers have meant that “Mode [...]
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Informing WTO reform : dispute settlement performance, 1995-2020

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HOEKMAN, Bernard M., MAVROIDIS, Petros C., SALUSTE, Maarja
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/59, Global Governance Programme-411, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: This paper presents salient facts on the performance of WTO dispute settlement, using an updated dataset on cases adjudicated between 1992 and mid 2020. The dataset provides a comprehensive compilation [...]
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To AB or not to AB? : dispute settlement in WTO reform

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HOEKMAN, Bernard M., MAVROIDIS, Petros C.
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/34, Global Governance Programme-397, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: Recent debates on the operation of the WTO’s dispute resolution mechanism have focused primarily on the Appellate Body (AB). We argue that this neglects the first-order issue confronting the rules-based [...]
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Reforming WTO conflict management : why and how to improve the use of 'specific trade concerns'

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): WOLFE, Robert
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/53, Global Governance Programme-410, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: With its dispute settlement system in peril, the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in mitigating commercial conflict is more important than ever, but its working practices need reform, [...]
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Yours is bigger than mine! : could an index like the PSE help in understanding the comparative incidence of industrial subsidies?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): WOLFE, Robert
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/52, Global Governance Programme-409, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: State support remains a leading cause of tension in international commercial relations. Governments can see trade distortions that look like they were caused by industrial subsidies, but they lack the [...]
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Informal learning and WTO renewal : using thematic sessions to create more opportunities for dialogue

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): WOLFE, Robert
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/51, Global Governance Programme-408, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: Thematic sessions are a broad class of meetings that are sponsored by or associated with a WTO body in some way, but that are not part of its formal meetings. [...]
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