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Agricultural trade : what matters in the Doha round ? (English)

This survey concludes that including agriculture in the Doha Agenda negotiations was important both economically and politically, although the political resistance to reform is particularly strong in this sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6261 NOV 01, 2012

Laborde, David; Martin, Will

Unfinished Business? The WTOapos;s Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind

Climate change and agriculture in South Asia : alternative trade policy options (English)

There is increasing evidence suggesting that climate change will negatively impact agricultural production in South Asia. Decreased domestic production may make South Asian countries more dependent on imports. ... See More +

Working Paper 82588 SEP 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Lakatos, Csilla; Nelson, Gerald; Robertson, Richard; Thomas, Marcelle; Yu, Winston; Jansen, Hans G.P.

Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries (English)

This paper uses detailed data on bound and applied tariffs to assess the consequences of the World Trade Organization’s December 2008 Modalities for tariffs levied and faced by developing countries, and the welfare implications of these reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5679 JUN 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions (English)

Traditional weighted-average measures of trade distortions are widely used in analyzing global and regional reforms, despite well-known deficiencies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5665 MAY 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Formulas and flexibility in trade negotiations : sensitive agricultural products in the world trade organizationapos;s Doha agenda (English)

Many trade negotiations involve large cuts in high tariffs, while allowing smaller cuts for an agreed share of politically sensitive products. The effects of these flexibilities on market access opportunities are difficult to predict, creating particular problems for developing countries in assessing whether to support a proposed trade agreement. ... See More +

Journal Article 77645 OCT 01, 2010

Jean, Sebastien; Laborde, David; Martin, Will

Formulas and flexibility in trade negotiations : sensitive agricultural products in the WTOapos;s Doha agenda (English)

Many trade negotiations involve large cuts in high tariffs, with flexibilities allowing much smaller cuts for an agreed number of politically-sensitive products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5200 FEB 01, 2010

Jean, Sebastien; Laborde, David; Martin, Will