Is the World Trade Organization Attractive Enough For Emerging Economies?: Critical Essays on the…

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

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Do countries benefit from their Membership in the WTO? This book addresses this question and examines the role of the WTO in the process of economic development of emerging markets and other developing countries. 

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Do countries benefit from their Membership in the WTO? This book addresses this question and examines the role of the WTO in the process of economic development of emerging markets and other developing countries. 

ZDENEK DRABEK was a Senior Adviser at the World Trade Organization. Previously, he was a founder and chairman of Department of Economics at the University of Buckingham and co-founder of Joint Vienna Institute, a training institute of the World Bank, IMF, BIS, OECD, WTO and EBRD. He taught at other academic institutions including the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.66 × 5.61 × 1.18 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

WTO Accession and Impact on Policies in Individual Countries
Why Bind? A Discussion of WTO Disciplines and their Effect on Policy Autonomy--D.Rodrik
Effects of WTO Accession on Policymaking in Sovereign States: Lessons from Transition Countries; Z.Drabek & M.Bacchetta
Policy Anchors: Do Free Trade Agreements Serve as Vehicles for Developing-Country Policy Reform?; M.Ferrantino
Development Implications of WTO Accession Procedures; W.Martin
PART II: MULTILATERAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT COOPERATION
Toward a Development-Friendly International Regulatory Framework for Foreign Direct Investment--T.Moran 
What Are Trade Agreements For?--D.Regan
The WTO: A Sweet or Sour Chinese Banquet?--A. Amsden
Regional Trading Arrangements and WTO Membership: Substitutes or Complements?; R. Pomfret
PART III: IMPACT OF THE WTO ON TRADE FLOWS OF GOODS 
The Effect of Membership in the GATT/WTO on Trade: Where Do We Stand?--A.Rose
Does WTO Membership Make a Difference at the Extensive Margin of World Trade?--G.Felbermayr&--W.Kohler
The Impact of WTO on Trade Flows: Computable General Equilibrium Approaches--J.Francois
PART IV: COSTS AND BENEFITS OF WTO MEMBERSHIP 
Who Should Countries Join the WTO and Why?: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of WTO Membership; Z.Drabek & W.Woo
Uneven Benefits from the Dispute Settlement Mechanism--W.Davey
PART V: WTO Agenda and Outcome of Negotiations Rebalancing the Gains?
Balancing Interests of Countries--S.Laird