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Economic Policy 55


Top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Examination of key issues pertinent to the multinational trading system, as well as regional trade arrangements and policy developments at the national level. Provides up-to-date assessments of the World Trade Organization's current Trade Policy Reviews.

Economic Policy is written for all those with an informed interest in economic policy problems. All articles are submitted to rigorous scrutiny by a panel of distinguished economists from around the world, resulting in a volume of authoritative and accessible articles, each followed by the comments of panel members.

The Managing Editors of Economic Policy:

Giuseppe Bertola is Professore Ordinario di Economica Politica, Facolta di Scienze Politiche, Universita di Torino.

Philippe Martin is Professor at the Université Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne and CERASENPC and a Research Fellow at CEPR.

Jan van Ours is Professor of Economics at Tilburg University and Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University.

The Senior Editors of Economic Policy:

Georges de Menil works at the Delta Ens, France.

Richard Portes lectures in the Department of Economics, London Business School.

Hans-Werner Sinn is based at the Centre for Economic Studies, University of Munich.

Editors’ Introduction.

1. The 35-hour workweek in France: Straightjacket or welfare improvement? (Marcello Estevão and Filipa Sá).

2. Investigating capitalism aversion (Augustin Landier, David Thesmar and Mathias Thoenig).

3. Competition in off-patient drug markets: Issues, regulation and evidence (Panos Kanavos, Joan Costa-Font and Elizabeth Seeley).

4. Predictability of aid: Do fickle donors undermine aid effectiveness? (Oya Celasun and Jan Walliser).