Fair Trade For All: How Trade Can Promote Development

Paperback | August 1, 2007

byJoseph E. Stiglitz, Andrew Charlton

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How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? In this challenging and controversial book Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and his co-author Andrew Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today. They putforward a radical and realistic new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries. Their approach is designed to open up markets in the interests of all and not just the most powerful economies, to ensure that trade promotes development, and to minimise thecosts of adjustments. Beginning with a brief history of the World Trade Organisation and its agreements, the authors explore the issues and events which led to the failure of Cancun and the obstacles that face the successful completion of the Doha Round of negotiations. Finally they spell out thereforms and principles upon which a successful agreement must be based. Accessibly written and packed full of empirical evidence and analysis, this book is a must read for anyone interested in world trade and development.

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How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? In this challenging and controversial book Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and his co-author Andrew Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today. They putforward a radical and realistic new model for...

Joseph E. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and is University Professor at Columbia University where he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in 2000. He was Chair of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97 and Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219982

ISBN - 13:9780199219988

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Table of Contents

ForewordGlossary1. Introduction: The Story So Far2. Trade Can Be Good for Development3. The Need for a Development Round4. What Has Doha Achieved?5. Founding Principles: The Basis for a Fair Agreement6. Special Treatment for Developing Countries7. Priorities for a Development Round8. How to Open Up Markets9. Priorities Behind The Border10. What Should Not Be On the Agenda?11. Joining the Trading System12. Institutional Reforms13. Trade Liberalization and the Costs of AdjustmentAppendix 1: Empirical Review of Market Access IssuesAppendix 2: Empirical Review of the Singapore Issues

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`"The debate on trade and development has often been dominated by simplistic rhetoric, either overselling the benefits of trade liberalisation or demonising it. The authors of Fair Trade for All provide a well-written and balanced account of how to maximise the benefits of trade fordevelopment and avoid the pitfalls. For those with keen interest in the debates on the Development Agenda for trade, this should be a required reading."'Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD