Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development

Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development

Paperback Initiative for Policy Dialogue

By (author) Joseph E. Stiglitz, By (author) Andrew Charlton


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 20mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199219982
  • ISBN 13: 9780199219988
  • Illustrations note: 23 figures and 32 tables
  • Sales rank: 120,876

Product description

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 put forward 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 the costs 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 the reforms 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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Author information

Andrew Charlton is a Research Officer at the London School of Economics. He has taught at Oxford University and been a consultant for the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, The United Nations Development Program and the OECD Development Centre.

Review quote

'A worthwhile read for anyone interested in trade and development.' Diplomat

Table of contents

Foreword ; Glossary ; 1. Introduction: The Story So Far ; 2. Trade Can Be Good for Development ; 3. The Need for a Development Round ; 4. What Has Doha Achieved? ; 5. Founding Principles: The Basis for a Fair Agreement ; 6. Special Treatment for Developing Countries ; 7. Priorities for a Development Round ; 8. How to Open Up Markets ; 9. Priorities Behind The Border ; 10. What Should Not Be On the Agenda? ; 11. Joining the Trading System ; 12. Institutional Reforms ; 13. Trade Liberalization and the Costs of Adjustment ; Appendix 1: Empirical Review of Market Access Issues ; Appendix 2: Empirical Review of the Singapore Issues