Publications

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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EU-China trade-related dialogues, a first assessment

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HU, Weinian, PELKMANS, Jacques
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/46, Global Governance Programme-406, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: EU/China bilateral trade policy is largely conducted via a myriad of ‘trade-related’ Dialogues, nearly 50. Both the sheer quantity and the scope are conspicuous. We undertake a first attempt to [...]
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Making sense of the arbitrator’s ruling in DS 316 EC and certain member states- measures affecting trade in large civil aircraft (article 22.6-EC) : a jigsaw puzzle with (at least) a couple missing pieces

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): MAVROIDIS, Petros C., SAGGI, Kamal
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/44, Global Governance Programme-405, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: “The U.S. won a $7.5 Billion award from the World Trade Organization against the European Union, who has for many years treated the USA very badly on Trade due to [...]
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Stakeholder preferences and priorities for the next WTO Director General

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): FIORINI, Matteo, HOEKMAN, Bernard M., MAVROIDIS, Petros C., NELSON, Douglas, WOLFE, Robert
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/43, Global Governance Programme-404, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: The WTO is looking for a new Director-General (DG). What does the trade community think is needed? This paper reports on the results of an expert survey undertaken as part [...]
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International protection of consumer data

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CHEN, Yongmin, HUA, Xinyu, MASKUS, Keith E.
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/42, Global Governance Programme-403, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: We study the international protection of consumer data in a model where data usage benefits firms at the expense of their customers. We show that a multinational firm does not [...]
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Trade liberalization and political violence : evidence from North-South preferential trade agreements

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): AMODIO, Francesco, BACCINI, Leonardo, CHIOVELLI, Giorgio, DI MAIO, Michele
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/41, Global Governance Programme-402, [Global Economics]
  • Abstract: This paper explores the micro-foundations of the trade-conflict nexus. We focus on the reduction of tariffs on agricultural imports from South countries to North countries as resulting from Preferential Trade [...]
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