Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

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There are many textbooks devoted to international trade but few volumes that survey trade theory, policy, and negotiations in a concise, up-to-date manner from an interdisciplinary perspective. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues that dominate both academic discourse and the policymaking arena in the field of international trade, bringing to bear the insights of economics, law, and political science. It also stands out by virtue of its emphasis on the development implications of trade, an increasingly useful perspective given the deepening liberalization of developing and emerging market economies and their growing importance in the world economy. The volume examines the full range of trade policy topics that dominate contemporary debates, such as rules of origin, trade in services, competition, public procurement, and trade facilitation, plus emergent controversial topics like trade-related labour standards and environmental issues. It analyses the international trade architecture and the institutional and practical aspects of policymaking and negotiations at the unilateral, multilateral, and regional level, as well as the effects of trade on economic growth, inequality, and poverty. It also explores the sharp increase in the number of preferential trade agreements and their significance for the global trade system. The treatment of each issue is rigorous, yet highly accessible to anyone with a basic background in economics, law, and international political economy.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 1024 pages
  • 182 x 248 x 68mm | 1,919.97g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 114 Figures and 66 Tables
  • 019968040X
  • 9780199680405
  • 1,699,749

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Author Information

Gianni Zanini specializes in international trade, economic policy, and development assistance. As a Consultant for the World Bank-East Asia Region in 2011-12, he was responsible for analytical economic work and for designing a technical assistance program in support of the ASEAN Economic Community. Between 2002-10, as a Lead Economist and Trade Team Leader in the World Bank Institute, he managed its trade capacity building and learning global program. At the World Bank he has led country analytical, advisory, and policy-related lending work in Somalia, Uganda, and Nigeria and program and country assistance evaluation work in FYR Macedonia, Sri-Lanka, the Philippines, India, and the Russian Federation. His recent publications include the books World Trade Indicators: Benchmarking World Trade Policies and Outcomes (with R. Islam), Handbook on International Trade in Services (ed. with A. Mattoo and R.M. Stern) and Somalia-From Resilience towards Recovery and Development.

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It does what it says on the tin: it is a comprehensive handbook that anyone teaching studying or writing on the subject would find really useful ... this is a book that anyone teaching trade policy would want in their library. The editors have done a marvellous job and the volume is rewarding and a pleasure to dip into. Peter Holmes, World Trade Review

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