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12/15/2016
Asia Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What drives foreign direct investment in Asia and the Pacific? is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration, covering 48 regional members of the ADB and analyzing their regional as well as global economic linkages.

11/21/2016
Federica Coelli, Andreas Moxnes, Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe

Free trade is under fire, with evidence documenting the distributional impacts and labour adjustment costs of trade liberalisation mounting. This column instead presents new evidence on the benefits of freer trade in terms of growth and innovation. It points to gains that could be lost if support for globalisation is not maintained.

11/29/2016
Chad Bown

Trade agreements involving the US could be the first economic casualty of the 2016 election. The existing US trade agreements rose from the ashes of WWII and the Great Depression. This column argues that understanding how they protect the US economy, American workers, and consumers is critical to avoiding a repeat of the policy mistakes of earlier eras.

10/24/2016
Alexander Cooley

This report explores the implications of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative on the politics and economics of Central Asia.

12/13/2016
Christian Martincus Volpe

Out of the Border Labyrinth: An Assessment of Trade Facilitation Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean sheds entirely new light on the trade effects of trade facilitation measures by examining unprecedented transaction-level data for several countries in Latin America.

11/30/2016
Robert Z. Lawrence, Terra Lawson-Remer

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 concludes that many are not realizing their full potential.

11/17/2016
Paolo Giordano, Alejandor Ramos

The Trade and Integration Monitor 2016 analyzes the different aspects of a downshifting in world trade and its effects on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

11/30/2016
Anna Jerzewska

In this paper Dr. Jerzewska reviews the key criticism of ISDS in the context of new FTA negotiations taking place, the recent changes to the ISDS mechanism and the future of ISDS in FTAs.

 

 

 

11/15/2016
Jeffrey J. Schott

The election of Donald Trump has closed the door to consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the lame duck session of Congress this year.

10/06/2016
Gladys Lopez‐Acevedo, Denis Medvedev, Vincent Palmade

The report examines three critical and relatively understudied drivers of competitiveness: Economies of agglomeration: firms and workers accrue benefits from locating close together in cities or clusters through urbanization and localization.

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