21 results about LABOR


World Economic Outlook, April 2017: Gaining Momentum?

April 20, 2017

Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, according to Chapter 1 of this World Economic Outlook. World growth is expected... READ MORE


Making Trade an Engine of Growth for All: The Case for Trade and for Policies to Facilitate Adjustment

April 10, 2017

In this study the authors argue that the benefits from opening trade are broad and deep. Trade liberalization has generated higher living standards through greater productivity, increased competiti... READ MORE


Better Neighbors : Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America

March 14, 2017

This book proposes a renewal of 'Open Regionalism' in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aimed at achieving the region's goals of high growth with stability. The LAC region experienc... READ MORE


Here's what Donald Trump could want from Canada on NAFTA

February 3, 2017

Wondering what the Americans might want from Canada in a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Multiple clues might be embedded in a document published by the U.S. government. READ MORE


Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

December 15, 2016

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... READ MORE


The truth about trade agreements – and why we need them

November 29, 2016

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 argue... READ MORE


Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

October 22, 2016

The European Parliament president says he is optimistic that a free-trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed soon despite last-minute obstacles. Objections by a Belgian region, which opposes... READ MORE


South Asia's Turn:Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

October 6, 2016

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 cl... READ MORE


Why Critics Of Free Trade Are Talking China, Not NAFTA

August 18, 2016

When Donald Trump delivered his big economic speech in Detroit earlier this month, free trade — and the harm it has allegedly done to U.S. workers — was at the center of his agenda. And one country in... READ MORE


Obama Still Has a Shot at Passing the TPP

August 17, 2016

Given that the two contenders for the U.S. presidency are strongly against free trade agreements, you would think that they are reflecting the views of the American people. They are not. READ MORE


African Regional Integration Index Report 2016

May 5, 2016

Regional integration is a development priority for Africa. All Africans, not just policy makers and decision makers, have a role to play in making integration a reality for the continent. Integrati... READ MORE


4 Reasons Free Trade Has Become A Contentious Political And Economic Issue

April 3, 2016

Free trade was long virtually the only issue about which all economists agreed. Free trade was good and moving toward freer trade was always better than protectionism. These basic lessons have been ta... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance technical groups convene in Colombia

March 2, 2016

The first session of the 23rd round of meetings of technical groups of the Pacific Alliance started on Tuesday featuring government officials of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru gathered in Bogota. Th... 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


TPP will help create jobs and boost global growth

January 19, 2016

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Barack Obama will sit down at the White House to discuss a number of crucial issues from security to the economy. On the economy, they wil... READ MORE


China open to historic free-trade deal with Canada under certain provisos

January 14, 2016

China wants to forge a historic free-trade deal with Canada, but a senior Chinese official said this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pi... READ MORE


Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII

January 1, 2016

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing them w... READ MORE


TISA: Local leaders call for transparency and social standards in services

December 4, 2015

The European Committee of the Regions' plenary session adopted on 4th December an opinion on the local and regional perspective of the multilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which aims at lib... READ MORE


An Assessment of the Korea-China Free Trade Agreement

December 1, 2015

Of all the free trade agreements (FTAs) concluded by Korea with its major trading partners since the turn of the century, the Korea-China FTA may the largest in trade terms. it is, however, far fro... READ MORE


NAFTA at 20: Misleading Charges and Positive Acheivements

April 1, 2014

This Policy Brief analyzes the record of NAFTA in order to clear the air so that the benefits and challenges of trade can be examined objectively. In the last 20 years, trade, investment, and econo... READ MORE


Southeast Asia from Scott Circle

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of n... READ MORE