The Trade and Development Series seeks to provide objective, accessible information about the new trade agenda. Titles in the series cover a wide range of topics, from regional trade agreements and customs reform to agriculture, intellectual property rights, services, and other key issues currently being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations. Contributors to the series represent some of the world’s leading thinkers and specialists on international trade issues. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the Trade Group's Advisory Board in the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network.
(Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
Hertel, Thomas W.; Winters, L. Alan; Hertel, Thomas W.; Winters, L. Alan
This study reports on the findings from
a major international research project investigating the
poverty impacts of a potential Doha Development Agenda
(DDA). It combines in a novel way the results from several
strands of research. First, it draws on an intensive
analysis of the DDA Framework Agreement, with particularly
close attention paid to potential reforms in agriculture.
The scenarios are built up using newly available tariff line
data, and their implications for world markets are
established using a global modeling framework. These world
trade impacts form the basis for 12 country case studies of
the national poverty impacts of these DDA scenarios. The
focus countries are Bangladesh, Brazil (2 studies),
Cameroon, China (2 studies), Indonesia, Mexico, Mozambique,
the Philippines, the Russian Federation, and Zambia.
Although the diversity of approaches taken in these studies
limits the ability to draw broader conclusions, an
additional study that provides a 15-country cross-section
analysis is aimed at this objective. Finally, a global
analysis provides estimates for the world as a whole.
(Washington, DC: World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003)
Mattoo, Aaditya; Stern, Robert M.; Mattoo, Aaditya; Stern, Robert M.
India's trade policy establishment
is perceived to be somewhat wary of multilateral engagement,
even though India is implementing substantial economic, and
trade policy reforms. Some essays in this well-researched
volume may throw light on this paradox. More important, the
essays take a hard look at India's interests, and
concerns with respect to international trade. They suggest
ways that India could deploy its domestic reform agenda in
the Doha Round negotiations, to secure concessions from its
trading partners, while using multilateral engagement to
reinforce the domestic reform process, and enhance the
process' credibility. The book should prove of
considerable value to policymakers, market participants, and