Matthias Helble

Senior Economist and Co-Chair of the Research Department, Asian Development Bank Institute

Opinion

23 November 2015
At the beginning of October, 12 Pacific Rim countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade pact, as it includes many issues that have so far not found their way into the rule of law in the multilateral trading system. As a...
23 February 2015
After more than a decade of inconclusive talks, a small but important step was taken in late 2014 to finish the Doha Round negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2015 and beyond, actions to arrive at a Doha Round Agreement should be accompanied by embracing new plurilateral trade...

Bridges news

22 March 2018
En plus de ses effets sur les revenus, le commerce peut avoir un impact significatif sur les prix, les quantités et la qualité des produits disponibles sur les marchés. Comment les pays africains peuvent-ils se servir de la politique commerciale pour améliorer l’accès de leur population aux...
14 March 2018
Beyond its effect on incomes, trade can also have significant developmental impacts through its influence on the price, quantity, and quality of goods available within markets. How can African countries use trade policy to improve their population’s access to products that are important from a...