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 ...

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 ...

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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Call for Paper Proposals: 25 Years since TRIPS Patent Policy and International Business

A Special Issue to be published in the Journal of International Business Policy 
(http://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/16167440/data/v1)
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have become ubiquitous in the current debates about trade and gloablization and have emerged as a key issue of contention in global trade and investment negotiations.… read more ...

(When) Do Anti-poverty Programs Reduce Violence? India’s Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict

Aditya Dasgupta (University of California, Merced), Kishore Gawande (University of Texas, Austin), and Devesh Kapur (Johns Hopkins University – SAIS)

More than half of all nations have experienced a violent civil conflict since 1960.… read more ...

Summary of the 5th InsTED Workshop at Syracuse University

We would like to thank The Department of Economics and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, for hosting and sponsoring the 5th InsTED Workshop.  We are also grateful for sponsorship and organizational support from the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, as well as sponsorship from the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) and the University of Exeter Business School.  The workshop took place at the Maxwell School from May 15th-16th 2018.  Special thanks go to Kristy Buzard and Devashish Mitra as joint chairs of the local organizing committee, and Juanita Horan for her extremely helpful interactions with everyone.… read more ...