"While multilateral trade negotiations have stagnated and tensions between major players have surged, bilateral and regional agreements seem to have run away with the trade agenda. There are over 300 agreements today up from 50 in 1990. Most importantly, many of these agreements have extended their reach well beyond tariffs, aiming to achieve integration beyond trade, or “deep” integration.
This CEPR-World Bank eBook brings together leading experts in international trade from academia and policy institutions to provide new analysis on the determinants of deep trade agreements, how they affect trade and non-trade outcomes, and how they might shape trade relations in a post-COVID-19 world."
Book coordinators :
- Ana Fernandes is an economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank.
- Nadia Rocha is an economist at the World Bank. Her research interests include International Economics, Regional Integration, Trade Costs and Trade and Gender.
- Michele Ruta is an economist in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice of the World Bank Group
Chapter 11 "Trade barriers in government procurement" authors :
- Alen Mulabdic is an economist at the World Bank, his fields of interest include trade and macroeconomics.
- Lorenzo Rotunno is a researcher at Aix-Marseille School of Economics and focus on market regulations and globalization.