Should the WTO Require Free Trade Agreements to Eliminate Internal Tariffs?

By Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University), Woan Foong Wong (University of Oregon), and Halis M. Yildiz (Ryerson University)

At a time when multilateral trade liberalization at the World Trade Organization (WTO) seems to have come to a grinding halt, preferential trade agreements (PTAs) appear to be the only game in town for countries interested in undertaking international trade liberalization.… read more ...

The Impact of TRIPS and Compulsory Licensing on Developing Country Markets

By Eric Bond (Vanderbilt University) and Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University)

The Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO) requires that all WTO members provide a minimum level of patent protection for all types of intellectual property.… read more ...

Welcome New Members March 2019

We would like to welcome the following new member to the InsTED Network

Prof Julian Jamison (University of Exeter Business School)  His research focuses on the interaction between individual preferences, decisions, and well-being on the one hand, and institutional policies on the other.  Much of it has been carried out in more than a dozen countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa.… read more ...

Financial Constraints, Institutions and Foreign Ownership

Ron Alquist, (AQR Capital Management), Nicolas Berman (Aix-Marseille University), Rahul Muhkerjee (Graduate Institute, Geneva), and Linda L. Tesar (University of Michigan)

Cross border mergers and acquisitions (CBMA) as a form of foreign direct investment (FDI) by multinational corporations (MNCs) have grown rapidly in the last two decades.… read more ...

Workshop on Development Economics: Organisations, Institutions and the Mind

24-25 June 2019, University of Kent

The School of Economics at the University of Kent is hosting a workshop, sponsored by the Royal Economic Society, that will bring together internationally leading and junior academics from the fields of Political Economy, Organisational Economics and Development Economics working on questions relating to identity, norms, motivation, belief formation and their effect on the functioning of institutions and organisations.… read more ...

The WTO and Economic Development

Ben Zissimos (University of Exeter Business School)

My new edited volume tilted The WTO and Economic Development, brings together a collection of perspectives on different aspects of the purpose and institutional design of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and how these relate to economic development.… read more ...

Global Political Economy Network Conference: Economies and firms in an age of global uncertainty

The Global Political Economy Network Conference is a new two-day academic event aimed at researchers in international economics, political economy, development economics and international business, as well as at policymakers.

Organised by the School of Business and Economics’s TRANSIT research interest group and Economics discipline groupDr Huw Edwards and Dr Ahmad Ahmad are leading on the development of this event as an annual conference.

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