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The WTO as an international organization
Krueger, Anne O.
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
xvi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Papers presented at the Conference on the World Trade Organization as an International Institution held at Stanford University in Dec. 1996.
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In this volume, some of the world's foremost authorities analyze the many challenges and opportunities confronting the WTO, addressing issues such as national policies, labor standards, and the environment. Presuming no technical background in economics, this is a comprehensive introduction to the WTO's place in the global economy and will appeal to anyone interested in world trade.
"[T]his book is a tour de force, with consistently fine papers by leading experts, and it is worthy of any bookshelf." --Joel P. Trachtman, American Journal of International Law

"This latest conference volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research is likely to be the definitive reference work on the WTO for years to come. . . . Specialists and non-specialists alike will gain a great deal from a careful reading of this impressive volume." --John Ravenhill, Australian Journal of Political Science

"For anyone who is interested in the further development of the rule system for the world economy, this book is a must." --Horst Siebert, Review of World Economics

Author Notes

Anne O. Krueger is the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor in Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University

Table of Contents

The Honorable K. KesavapanyAnne O. KruegerRichard BlackhurstDavid VinesDavid HendersonJudith GoldsteinJohn H. JacksonJohn Odell and Barry EichengreenFrieder RoesslerKym AndersonGary P. SampsonRichard H. SnapeRobert E. BaldwinT.N. SrinivasanJaroslaw PietrasJ. Michael Finger and L. Alan WintersAnne O. Krueger
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
Introductionp. 1
I. The WTO's Institutional Capacity
1. The Capacity of the WTO to Fulfill Its Mandatep. 31
2. The WTO in Relation to the Fund and the Bank: Competencies, Agendas, and Linkagesp. 59
3. International Agencies and Cross-Border Liberalization: The WTO in Contextp. 97
CommentDouglas Irwin
4. International Institutions and Domestic Politics: GATT, WTO, and the Liberalization of International Tradep. 133
CommentJean Baneth
5. Designing and Implementing Effective Dispute Settlement Procedures: WTO Dispute Settlement, Appraisal and Prospectsp. 161
6. The United States, the ITO, and the WTO: Exit Options, Agent Slack, and Presidential Leadershipp. 181
II. Substantive Issues and Challenges
7. Domestic Policy Objectives and the Multilateral Trade Order: Lessons from the Pastp. 213
8. Environmental and Labor Standards: What Role for the WTO?p. 231
9. Greater Coherence in Global Economic Policymaking: A WTO Perspectivep. 257
CommentJean Baneth
10. Reaching Effective Agreements Covering Servicesp. 279
CommentRobert E. Baldwin
11. Imposing Multilateral Discipline on Administered Protectionp. 297
12. Regionalism and the WTO: Is Nondiscrimination Passe?p. 329
III. Issues of Concern to Particular Country Groupings
13. The Role of the WTO for Economies in Transitionp. 353
CommentConstantine Michalopoulos
14. What Can the WTO Do for Developing Countries?p. 365
CommentAlan Hirsch
IV. Conclusions
15. An Agenda for the WTOp. 401
Conference Participantsp. 411
Name Indexp. 413
Subject Indexp. 417