Must TTIP-induced regulatory convergence benefit others?
CEPR Press, 2015
Given the prominence of regulatory convergence in the TTIP negotiations, whether or not this conclusion is the correct one assumes greater importance, in particular for third parties.
An Open Door? TTIP and Accession by Third Countries
The TTIP in a Multipolar World, Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2015
The first section of this chapter explores the relationship among different elements of trade agreements such as issue scope, the strength of agreements, the degree of liberalism in the accord and other relevant dimensions and characterizes TTIP using these yardsticks.
The Political Economy of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Origins, Evolution, and Implications
The Berkeley APEC Study Center hosted a conference on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Scholars from Asia, Europe and the United States were invited to present papers and participate in discussions on the likely evolution of the TTIP in the […]Read More
Do WTO rules preclude industrial policy? Evidence from the global economic crisis
Business and Politics, 2014
As we argue in this introductory essay, and as the studies in this Issue show, assertions of the WTO’s strength do not reflect the incomplete and contested nature of its accords and the imperatives of policymaking in an era when many governments simultaneously intervene in national economies.
Mega-FTAs and the Global Political Economy
Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of Mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, […]Read More
The ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Implications for Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Asia, 2013
The lack of rapid progress in efforts to create a full-fledged AEC should not come as a surprise.
The Return of Industrial Policy: A Constructive Role for the WTO
Building on Bali: A Work Programme for the WTO, CEPR, 2013
Rather than debate the pros and cons of industrial policy, the primary
goal of this chapter is to examine the implications of its return for the future work
programme of the WTO.
Industrial Policy in the Financial Crisis Era
Industrial policy is not new, but it seems to have enjoyed a revival in policymaking circles. While plenty of attention has been given to currency manipulation—whether it be currency pegs or competitive devaluations and so-called currency wars—much less attention has been given to industrial policymaking in recent years. In this project a sectoral cut on […]Read More
Trade Linkages to Traditional and Non-Traditional Security: Lessons and Prospects
Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe and the United States, New York: Springer, 2012
This chapter’s goal is to extract lessons from the empirical analysis of linkages across the broad spectrum of trade arrangements ranging from the WTO to bilateral FTAs.
Industrial Policy Choice During the Crisis Era
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2012
Using an extensive database of non-macroeconomic state interventions implemented since the global economic crisis began, this paper provides quantitative evidence on the resort to selectivity by several major economic powers.