Emerging Trends in WTO Dispute Settlement : Back to the GATT?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Holmes, Peter
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Rollo, Jim
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Young, Alasdair R.
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2014-04-30T19:03:26Z
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2014-04-30T19:03:26Z
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2003-09
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2021-04-23T14:03:41Z
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As the number of cases in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system has increased, there has been a greater effort by the academic community to analyze the data for emerging trends. Holmes Rollo, and Young seek to develop this literature using data up to the end of 2002 to ask whether recent trends confirm previously identified patterns and to examine whether there are divergences from the overall pattern according to the type of dispute. They focus on three questions in particular: What explains which countries are most involved in complaints under the dispute settlement understanding? Is there a discernible pattern to which countries win? Is there a difference to these patterns depending on the type of measure at the heart of the complaint? The authors find that: A country's trade share is a pretty robust indicator of its likelihood to be either a complainant or a respondent. The frequently remarked absence of the least developed countries from the dispute settlement system can be explained by their low volume of trade. There is not much, if any, evidence of a bias against developing countries either as complainants or respondents. Regulatory issues are fading as reasons for disputes and trade defense disputes are the rising issue. Complainants overwhelmingly win (88 percent of cases). There is no strong evidence that the rate of completion of cases is biased against newly industrializing countries or traditional less developed countries.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2003/09/2516829/emerging-trends-wto-dispute-settlement-back-gatt
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/18113
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 3133
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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TRENDS
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SETTLEMENTS
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REGULATORY PROGRAMS
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DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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TRADE
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ANTI-DUMPING TARIFFS
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SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM
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TRADE STRUCTURE
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REGRESSION ANALYSIS
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INCOME
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DOMESTIC REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
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INVESTMENT POLICY
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TRADE ISSUES
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DEFENSE POLICY AGREEMENT ON TRADE
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BASIC
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BORDER TRADE
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CD
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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
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CONCESSIONS
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DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
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DOMESTIC REGULATION
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DUMPING
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ECONOMIC COOPERATION
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ECONOMIC POWER
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EXPORT VOLUMES
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EXPORTERS
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GATS
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GLOBAL TRADE
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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
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LDCS
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LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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LITIGATION
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LLDCS
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NATIONAL TREATMENT
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OPEN ECONOMIES
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OPENNESS
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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REGRESSION ANALYSIS
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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
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TRADE BARRIERS
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TRADE DATA
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TRADE FLOW
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TRADE IN SERVICES
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TRADE VOLUMES
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TRADING PARTNERS
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TRANSITION ECONOMIES
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URUGUAY ROUND
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VOLUME OF TRADE
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WORLD TRADE
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WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
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WTO
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AGREEMENT ON TRADE
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DEFENSE POLICY
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Emerging Trends in WTO Dispute Settlement : Back to the GATT?
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2003/09/2516829/emerging-trends-wto-dispute-settlement-back-gatt
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Transport and ICT
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Governance
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-3133
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000094946_03092310565344
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2516829
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WPS3133
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2003/10/03/000094946_03092310565344/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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International Economics and Trade :: Free Trade
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Payment Systems and Infrastructure
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Law and Development :: Judicial System Reform
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Economic Theory and Research
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Services
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Information Technology
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Off of Sr VP Dev Econ/Chief Econ (DECVP)
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1

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