Tag Archives: International Trade

The Taxation of Imports: An Outdated Threat to Assert Itself on the International Scene?

March 30, 2017

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Alice Pirlot argues that – rather than being outmoded – border taxes are a useful political instrument in the attainment of economic, social and environmental goals.

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Energy security in the European Union: How can the trading system help?

November 18, 2016

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Prof Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas asks whether a solution for energy security can be found through the international trading system.

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Services: Exploring the (Still) Understudied Dimension of International Trade

October 12, 2016

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arrowsPierre Sauvé and Martin Roy introduce their new book aimed at better understanding trade in services.
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Brexit Debate: Being Part of the European Global Macro-region Could be Vital for British Cities

May 13, 2016

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Brexit enthusiasts argue that to maintain and improve its position in the world economy the UK doesn’t need to be part of the European Union. But research published in Changing Urban and Regional Relations in Europe: Europe as a Global Macro-region paints a different picture.

The two and a half year study* by Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme with academics in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden, identifies for the first time just how functionally interconnected and integrated the European economic space really is. […]

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The End of Bretton Woods and the Future of the International Trading System – by Michael Trebilcock

January 22, 2015

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Since the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement, international trade has been structured on a multilateral model.  But, as Professor Michael Trebilcock argues, without significant systemic changes the social and economic vision promoted by Bretton Woods may no longer be tenable.

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