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Global Trade and Financial Architecture

The Global Trade and Financial Architecture (GTFA) project is an initiative sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that was designed to build on the findings of the report of the UN Millennium Taskforce on Trade report, Trade for Development. It is piloted by a Steering Committee of leading researchers and policy makers and co-chaired by Ernesto Zedillo, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and Patrick Messerlin, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale de SciencesPo.

The GTFA objective is to identify and promote concrete policy options for reinvigorating and strengthening the multilateral economic systems and institutions that have supported the process of globalization since the Second World War. It is also about making this globalization process more sustainable and inclusive, and the project focuses on issues pertaining to the protection of “global economic commons” (e.g. trade or environment) and development. More >> 

Focus On 
Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World: A Development PerspectiveGlobal Value Chains in a Postcrisis World: A Development PerspectiveBook Widget 
Food Prices and Rural Poverty, edited by B. Hoekman and A. AksoyFood Prices and Rural Poverty. Download e-book (pdf - 2.4mb)

Rebalancing the Global Economy: A Primer for Policymaking, A VoxEU.org PublicationRebalancing the Global Economy: A Primer for PolicymakingDownload e-book (pdf - 1.2mb) | Policy Note | Podcast 
Trade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries: Impacts, Determinants and Policy Responses, edited by G. Porto and B. HoekmanTrade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries: Impacts, Determinants and Policy ResponsesPurchase | Download e-book (pdf - 3.3 mb) | Policy Note 
Previous Highlights >> 
Events 
nullFebruary 28 - March 1, 2011, Paris - GTFA Steering Committee meeting.
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February 28, 2011, Paris - Joint donors-private sector workshop on aid for trade effectiveness and the engagement of the private sector.

More GTFA Events >>
In the News 
nullJan 13, 2011: Urgency to Grow. More >> 
nullJuly 19, 2010: IMF Turns on the Charm in Asia. More >> 
nullJuly 5, 2010: Carbon Taxes May be Ineffective in Discouraging Emissions. More >> 
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June 25, 2010: When It Comes to Bluer Skies, Carbon Tariff Schemes Are a Smokescreen. More >> 

More In the News >> 
 Publications
Effective Crisis Response and Openness: Implications for the Trading System

Effective Crisis Response and Openness: Implications for the Trading System - Examines the ways in which the existing manifestations of openness influenced the degree and effectiveness of cross-border cooperation. Purchase | Download (pdf - 2.9mb)

The fateful allure of protectionism: Taking stock for the G8

The Fateful Allure of Protectionism - Leading experts take stock of the cross-border impact of policy responses to the crisis. More >> 

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Databases

Global Antidumping Database

Global Antidumping Database is a publicly and freely available database on different national governments' use of antidumping trade policy instrument, as well as WTO members' use of safeguard measures. More >> 
Global Trade AlertGlobal Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce. More >> 
Research Programs and Policy Notes

Last updated on Jan 19, 2011




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