World Trade Organization

Scholarly Publications

Do We Need Arms Control If Peace Breaks Out?

September 1990

The world is facing truly breathtaking changes, in particular from the socialist countries.

New Dimensions of the International Security System after the Cold War

April 1996

Executive SummaryThis paper considers the emerging structure of the international security system after the end of the Cold War.

International Organizations and Democratization: Testing the Effect of GATT/WTO Membership

April 2003

Does the World Trade Organization promote democracy? A large part of the heated and pro-tracted debate over China's application for WTO membership revolved around this question.

Other Publications

Is the Elephant Learning to Dance? The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of India

April 2002

Published in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), Georgia Institute of Technology.

After Accession to the WTO: Corn Trade Within China and Between China and the Rest of the World

July 2003

On the eve of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the aid of border policies, China was the second largest corn exporter in the world.

Trade and Investment Liberalization (TIL) and China's Rural Economy: Impacts and Policy Responses after China's Accession to the WTO

March 2002

China and the World Trade OrganizationOn balance, will the nation's accession to WTO help or hurt rural residents? How will they affect rural incomes? Who in the rural economy will get hurt?

News

The brewing trade battle over GM crops will cost America dear, say Victor and Runge

May 2003

In an article appearing in The Financial Times, David Victor and C. Ford Runge argue that the pending WTO case over genetically modified foods will do the U.S. more harm than good.

Even though the Bush Administration backed down from its trade dispute over GM food, the effects have been palpable

February 2003

Having backed down from its trade dispute with the EU over GM food, the Bush administration will find it hard to make the threat of going to the trade organization credible again and to continue...

Events

The WTO and Its Impact on China's Economic Reform and Development

April 13, 2000

The Honorable Wang Yunxiang has an extraordinary perspective on Chinese economic issues.

Regionalism, Open Regionalism, APEC, and the WTO: A Perspective from New Zealand

April 18, 2000

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum completed its first ten years in 1999.

Multimedia

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 2016

Video and transcript from the event "U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership" on Feb. 16, 2016.

People

Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
Gordon, Deborah Deborah C. Gordon Affiliate