After the Hong Kong meetings in December 2005, what are the key trade and development issues that face developing countries in the closing stages of the Doha Round? Leading economic analysts, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, examine the detailed issues that developing country negotiators must understand. As always, the devil lies in the detail, and it is at the detailed level that the costs and benefits of trade agreements will be determined. Essential reading for policy makers, government officials, scholars and students interested in the making and conduct of international trade negotiations and policy.
Andrew Charlton is a Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Jane Kennan is a data policy analyst at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Ivan Mbirimi is an economic advisor in the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. David Primack works in the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Christopher Stevens is co-ordinator of the International Economic Development Group at the Overseas Development Institute, UK. Joseph E Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and is a University Professor at Columbia University. He was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000 and Chair of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97.
1. Will the Doha Round Deliver for Development? by Ivan Mbirimi 2. Aid for Trade by Joseph E Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton 3. Implications of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration on Duty-free and Quota-free Access for Least Developed Countries by Jane Kennan and Christopher Stevens 4. Addressing Global Cotton Subsidies: Uprooting the Seeds of Poverty by David Primack Index