6 results about ROBERT Z. LAWRENCE


Making US Trade and Investment Policies Work for Global Development

November 30, 2016

This Policy Brief reviews US trade and investment policy programs focused on global development, such as the Generalized System of Preferences and the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and conclu... READ MORE


Appraising the TPP: What Should We Care About?

September 20, 2016

It appears likely that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will come up for a vote in the lame duck session to be held after the presidential elections. How should we judge if it is a good deal?READ MORE


Adjustment and Income Distribution Impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 1, 2016

The authors estimate the adjustment costs of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on workers and compare these costs with the agreement's benefits. They also estimate its impact on the distribut... READ MORE


Studies of TPP: Which is Credible?

January 29, 2016

To decide which of these studies is more credible, three questions should be asked: First, is the model that is used appropriate for exploring trade policy? Second, has the TPP been depicted in tha... READ MORE


When the Immovable Object Meets the Unstoppable Force: Multilateralism, Regionalism and Deeper Integration

December 1, 2013

The experience of trade negotiations of the past decade shows that the multilateral system is at an impasse. Not only has it been difficult to get agreement on traditional issues such as meaningful... READ MORE


How Can Trade Policy Help America Compete?

October 1, 2012

This policy brief argues that the United States needs new initiatives that discipline foreign practices, increase access to foreign markets, revitalize the World Trade Organization (WTO), improve t... READ MORE