The WTO, Developing Countries and the Doha Development Agenda: Prospects and Challenges for Trade-led Growth

The WTO, Developing Countries and the Doha Development Agenda: Prospects and Challenges for Trade-led Growth

by B. Guha-Khasnobis
     
 

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The "development credibility" of the current trade regime in general, and the WTO in particular, is at stake. The Doha Round aims to reverse the brewing scepticism by providing a reliable engine of trade-led growth and development. The essays in this volume identify the key challenges in this regard, make an assessment of the current situation in agriculture and

Overview

The "development credibility" of the current trade regime in general, and the WTO in particular, is at stake. The Doha Round aims to reverse the brewing scepticism by providing a reliable engine of trade-led growth and development. The essays in this volume identify the key challenges in this regard, make an assessment of the current situation in agriculture and manufacturing market access and evaluate alternative policy options that will make the goal attainable.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'It seems that with each new book it issues, UNU-WIDER further establishes its reputation as the intellectual leader among international organisations.' -John Weeks, Professor of Development Economics, SOAS, University of London

'This volume shows that a lack of good arguments for ambitious trade liberalization is not the problem at the Doha Round talks. A vast array of crucial issues for both the agriculture and the industrial products negotiations are soundly addressed in this useful book.' - Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former President of Mexico

'The prospects for rapid economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries are critically dependent upon the climate for external trade. This volume presents an invaluable and systematic analysis of such prospects covering a wide canvas of issues including market access, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, export subsidies, OECD domestic support and the like. As such, it will be of considerable value to the large audience interested in this topic.' - Raghbendra Jha, Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor and Executive Director, Australia South Asia Research Centre, RSPAS, Australian National University

'As the contributors in this volume demonstrate, advancing the agenda for development within the Doha negotiations is in the commercial and development interests of developing and developed countries alike. The articles address a number of critical issues related to efforts to reform and liberalize agricultural trade and increase market access for industrial products of export interest to developing countries, while at the same time, taking fully into account flexibilities and measures for developing countries and LDCs. Trade negotiators, development economists and national policy-makers will benefit from the comprehensive treatment of the WTO issues provided herein.' - Lakshmi Puri, Director, Division for International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva

'This book is a valuable source of both information and analysis on the main agenda items facing developing countries in future negotiations on the WTO. The various contributors pragmatically assess what developing countries should try to get and how they should go about getting it.' - Gary McMahon, Principal Economist, Global Development Network, Washington DC

'Can the Doha Development Agenda truly be implemented? This book responds affirmatively and backs up its assertion with practical, empirically substantiated, proposals for trade in both agricultural commodities and manufactured goods.' - Mr. Lyn Squire, Director, Global Development Network

'An invaluable source of information and arguments for policy makers in developing countries - this is an excellent source of information and arguments for trade liberalization, which is strongly recommended to anyone interested in the effects of trade reform on poor nations' - Journal of International Development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403934833
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/04/2004
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

RAJEEV AHUJA Senior Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India
KYM ANDERSON Professor at the School of Economics and Executive Director at the Centre for International Economic Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia
MARC BACCHETTA Counsellor at the Economic Research and Analysis Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Switzerland
BIJIT BORA Counsellor at the Economic Research and Analysis Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Switzerland
LUCIAN CERNAT Associate Economic Officer at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland
BETINA DIMARANAN Research Economist at the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, USA
NILABJA GHOSH Reader at the Institute for Economic Growth at the University of Enclave, India
JON D. HAVEMAN Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, USA
THOMAS HERTEL Distinguished Professor and Director at the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, USA
BERNARD HOEKMAN Policy and Research Manager at The World Bank, USA
ROMAN KEENEY Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, USA
SAM LAIRD Officer-in-Charge at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland and Special Professor of International Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK
CATHIE LAROCHE DUPRAZ Coordinatrice DAA économie-gestion, Pôle d'enseignement supérieur agronomique de Rennes, Département Economie Rurale et Gestion, France
ALAN MATTHEWS Jean Monnet Professor of European Agricultural Policy, Department of Economics at Trinity College, Ireland
LUCA MONGE-ROFFARELLO Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland
HOWARD J. SHATZ Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, USA
ALESSANDRO TURRINI Associate Economic Officer at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD

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