Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisites for Fair Trade?


Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisites for Fair Trade?



Greatly admired by the world community of policymakers and scholars of international trade, Arthur Dunkel is credited with having saved the Uruguay Round from failure. This volume--whose authors include the most distinguished trade policymakers and eminent academics from international economics and law – is a testimony to Dunkel's enormous standing in the trade community.

The volume contains many accounts, by prominent players in the Uruguay Round negotiation, of what happened behind the scenes. These include Rubens Ricupero, now head of UNCTAD, on the developing countries' evolving positions; Indian Ambassador Zutshi on how the agreement on intellectual property protection was reached; and Secretary Clayton Yeutter on the negotiations in agriculture.

Also of great interest are the authoritative analyses by major figures of new issues beyond the Uruguay Round. Sir Leon Brittan offers an analysis of the need to include competition policy in the WTO; Paul Volcker writes on the need to strengthen multilateral-ism in the rush to regionalism; Helmut Mauscher, chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, on international business issues posed by accelerating globalization.

The academic contributors bring scholarly viewpoints to bear on these new issues. Among them are Hon Jackson's analysis of sovereignty questions; Robert Hudec's of the evolution of the dispute settlement system under the GATT and current problems facing the WTO; Jagdish Bhagwati's of the issues raised by the interface between human rights and trade; and the trenchant critique of regionalism by Arvind Panagariya and T. N. Srinivasan.



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MIT Press


Cambridge, MA


“These two volumes, edited by Jagdish Bhagwati and Robert Hudec, are extremely well-written. They provide valuable insights into the `trade and' agenda, whether the environment, labor, or competition policy. Everyone interested in trade will benefit from the comprehensive treatment presented here.”
Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO Hills & Company International Consultants, former U.S. Trade Representative 1989-1993

"The subject of these volumes is of enormous importance to the world economy, and perhaps even more broadly than that. Harmonization has crept up on the academic community as an applied area of great appeal and policy significance. These volumes will help to educate the policy and research communities to both our collective intellectual progress on these highly important issues, and our need for more research on the shoulders of the work collected here."
Robert Willig, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affiars, Princeton University


Also available as an eBook through the Columbia University Libraries.

Volume 1: Economic Analysis
Volume 2: Legal Analysis


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