THE CONTRIBUTION OF SERVICES TRADE POLICIES TO CONNECTIVITY IN THE CONTEXT OF AID FOR TRADE. By Martin Roy for the World Trade Organization (2017). The paper finds that services sectors play a multifaceted and significant role in connecting countries to the international trading system, and matter greatly to economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also underscores that services trade policies have a fundamental impact on connectivity. This working paper is available for download.
BRETTON WOODS TO BREXIT. By Harold James for Finance and Development (2017). This article discusses the global economic cooperation that has held since World War II but with certain political forces like nationalism rising, things could be changing to an economy of self-interest. The article is available here.
THE APPLICATION OF COMPETITION POLICY VIS-À-VIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: THE EVOLUTION OF THOUGHT UNDERLYING POLICY CHANGE. By Robert D. Anderson and William E. Kovacic for the World Trade Organization (2017). This paper examines the evolution of national competition (antitrust) policies and enforcement approaches vis-à-vis intellectual property rights and associated anti-competitive practices in major jurisdictions over the past several decades. It focuses especially on the underlying process of economic learning that has, the authors suggest, driven relevant policy changes. This paper is available for download.
TROUBLE IN THE MAKING?: THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING-LED DEVELOPMENT. By Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Gaurav Nayyar for the World Bank (2017). This book discusses how globalisation and new technologies were to encourage development in LDC’s but the trend is moving away from that. With faster diffusion of technology, it will be all the more important for countries to improve the enabling environment, remain open to trade, and support capabilities of firms and workers to ensure future prosperity is shared. The book is available for download.