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Fair Trade For All Joseph E. Stiglitz (President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University)

Fair Trade For All By Joseph E. Stiglitz (President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University)

Summary

How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? In this challenging and controversial book Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E Stiglitz and his co-author Andrew Charlton put forward a brand new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries.

Fair Trade For All Summary

Fair Trade For All: How Trade Can Promote Development by Joseph E. Stiglitz (President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University)

How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? In this challenging and controversial book Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and his co-author Andrew Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today. They put forward a radical and realistic new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries. Their approach is designed to open up markets in the interests of all and not just the most powerful economies, to ensure that trade promotes development, and to minimise the costs of adjustments. Beginning with a brief history of the World Trade Organisation and its agreements, the authors explore the issues and events which led to the failure of Cancun and the obstacles that face the successful completion of the Doha Round of negotiations. Finally they spell out the reforms and principles upon which a successful agreement must be based. Accessibly written and packed full of empirical evidence and analysis, this book is a must read for anyone interested in world trade and development.

Fair Trade For All Reviews

A challenging and interesting book...This is an excellent contribution to the debate on trade policy. It is knowledgeable and authoritative, as one would expect from Stiglitz, who is a Nobel prize-winner and who was top economist at the World Bank. It is very practical in outlining general principles and giving detailed examples. The beauty of this book is that it adopts the sensible approach to markets to which most economists subscribe...a timely and valuable contribution. * Huw Dixon, Higher Education Supplement *
The book offers a sharp challenge to the 'market fundamentalist' view that the best way poor countries can improve their lot is to eliminate all their trade barriers ss rapidly as possible. * Washington Post *
We are stuck with a global economic system that doesn't work for half the world. Stiglitz and Charlton propose a plan to embrace the other half, to move to a future of shared benefits and shared responsibilities. * President Bill Clinton *
The authors have provided valuable analysis and proposals which deserve to be debated further * Political Studies Review *
Stiglitz brings considerable practical experience to bear on this analysis. * Jawade Liaqat, Tribune *

About Joseph E. Stiglitz (President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University)

Joseph E. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and is University Professor at Columbia University where he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in 2000. He was Chair of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97 and Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000.His best known recent publications include 'Globalization and its Discontents' (2002) and 'The Roaring Nineties' (2003). Andrew Charlton is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has taught at Oxford University and been a consultant for the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, The United Nations Development Program and the OECD Development Centre.

Table of Contents

Foreword ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Introduction: The Story So Far ; 2. Trade Can Be Good for Development ; 3. The Need for a Development Round ; 4. What Has Doha Achieved? ; 5. Founding Principles: The Basis for a Fair Agreement ; 6. Special Treatment for Developing Countries ; 7. Priorities for a Development Round ; 8. How to Open Up Markets ; 9. Priorities Beyond The Border ; 10. What Should Not Be On the Agenda? ; 11. Joining the Trading System ; 12. Institutional Reforms ; 13. Trade Liberalization and the Costs of Adjustment ; Appendix 1: Empirical Review of Market Access Issues ; Appendix 2: Empirical Review of the Singapore Issues

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GOR001773795
9780199290901
0199290903
Fair Trade For All: How Trade Can Promote Development by Joseph E. Stiglitz (President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2005-12-06
352
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