Program: Trade

Trade and Employment. An Overview

| 29 February 2016
Discussion Notes, Trade | Tags: Employment
The bulk of economic research on the impacts of trade has for a long time neglected aggregate effects on jobs. While research grants an important role of trade for employment, empirical studies often struggle to attribute employment outcomes to trade policies in the long run. ... continue reading

Paris to Nairobi

| 23 December 2015
Blog, Trade | Tags: Climate, India, TPP, TTIP, WTO
Trade negotiations didn’t have the happy ending of COP-21. But they portend major changes for the WTO. This month has witnessed two important events whose outcomes point to different conclusions for the future of multilateral cooperation. While the Paris Agreement belied pessimistic expectations and produced ... continue reading

Employment Effects of Services Trade Reform

25-27 November, 2015
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Services Trade, TiSA, TTIP
Driven by spectacular technological advances and the emergence and intensification of global value chains (GVCs), trade in services has been the most dynamic part of global trade over recent years. The concurrent rise of services trade provisions in existing and forthcoming trade agreements bears testimony ... continue reading

Save our Steel! Save our Jobs?

| 13 November 2015
Blog, Trade | Tags: Anti-Dumping, China, EU, Steel, Tariffs
EU member States have recently intensified their calls upon the European Commission to deploy trade defence measures to stem the rising tide of cheap imports of steel from China. It is contended that the slowdown of the Chinese domestic economy has prompted steel manufacturers to ... continue reading

Jobs in Global Value Chains

2 October 2015
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Global Value Chains, Services Trade
New ways of measuring global trade flows provide for a fresh look on how trade works. Data on trade in value added terms often displays substantial differences with data on trade measured in gross value. The implications for our understanding of how trade and trade ... continue reading