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World Trade Organization (WTO) Law, Economics, and Politics

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ISBN-10: 1138823155

ISBN-13: 9781138823150

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard M. Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s. It is a unique organization in providing a framework for Member states to make binding policy commitments that are enforced through a unique dispute settlement system and a variety of transparency mechanisms. Despite - or because of - its success, the WTO has recently become the focus of vociferous protests by anti-globalization activists. This book separates the facts from the propaganda and…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/30/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Bernard Hoekman manages the World Bank's international trade department. Prior positions at the World Bank include Research Manager of the trade and international integration program in the Development Research Group, leading the trade capacity building program of the World Bank Institute andworking as a trade economist in the Middle East/North Africa and Europe and Central Asia departments. He has published widely on the functioning of the multilateral trading system, trade in services, preferential trade agreements and trade and investment policy. Between 1988 and 1993 he worked as aresearch economist in the GATT Secretariat in Geneva. He is a graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam,…    

Petros C. Mavroidis is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, New York. He also serves as Professor of Law at the University of Neuchotel and is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. He specializes in the law and the WTO and serves as the Legal Advisor to the WTO in the Technical Cooperation Division, where he assists developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He was also the chief co-reporter of the American Law Institute project Principles of International Trade: The WTO.