Developing Countries and the WTO: A Pro-Active Agenda

Developing Countries and the WTO: A Pro-Active Agenda


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Developing Countries and the WTO: A Pro-Active Agenda by Bernard Hoekman

This volume brings together a selection of papers that wereprepared as background analyses for a collaborative researchcapacity-building project, focusing on the WTO negotiating agenda.

  • Contributors review the results of the Uruguay Roundnegotiations, discuss developing country concerns relating to theoperation of the WTO and assess implementation of WTOagreements.

  • Contributors quantify the potential benefits of further globalliberalization of access to markets for industrial and agriculturalproducts, and assess the relative merits of expanding multilateraldisciplines into new areas such as investment, competition, andlabor and environmental policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631225317
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/18/2001
Series: World Economy Special Issues Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bernard Hoekman is Research Manager of the InternationalTrade group in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.

Will Martin is the Lead Economist in the WorldBank’s Development Economics Research Group (DECRG).

Table of Contents


Author Affiliations.


1. Developing Countries and the WTO Negotiations: R. Chadha(University of Delhi), W. Martin (World Bank), A. Oyejide(University if Ibadan and African Economic Consortium), MariPangestu (Centre for International and Strategic Studies, Jakarta),D. Tussie (Latin American Trade Network and FLACSO) and J. Zarrouk(Arab Monetary Fund).

2. Two Principles for the Next Round: J. E. Stiglitz (WorldBank).

3. Liberalising Agriculture and Manufacturers: T. W. Hertel(Purdue University) and W. Martin (World Bank).

4. Developing Countries in the New Round of GATS: A. Mattoo(World Bank).

5. Improving Africa's Participation in the WTO: R. Blackhurst(Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), B. Lyakurwa(African Economic Research Consortium) and A. Oyejide (Universityof Ibadan).

6. Implementation of Uruguay Round Commitments: J. M. Finger(World Bank) and P. Schuler (University of Maryland).

7. WTO Dispute Settlement: B. M. Hoekman (World Bank and CEPR)and P. C. Mavroidis (University of Neuchatel).

8. Industrial Policy and the WTO: B. Bora (UNCTAD and FlindersUniversity), P. J. Lloyd (University of Melbourne) and M. Pangestu(Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta).

9. Subsidiarity and the Governance Challenges: J. Rollo and A.Winters (both Sussex University).

10. Technical Regulations and Customs Procedures: P.A. Messerlin(Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris) and J. Zarrouk (Arab MonetaryFund).

11. Competition and Policy in Developing Countries: K.E. Maskus(University of Colorado) and M. Lahouel (University of TunisIII).

12. Maximising the Benefits of Trade Policy Review: J. F.Francois (Tinbergen Institute and CEPR).

13. From TRIM's to a WTO Agreement on Investment?: B. Hoekman(World Bank) and K. Saggi (Southern Methodist University).

14. Bringing Discipline to Agriculural Policy via the WTO: K.Anderson (University of Adelaide).


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