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The World Economy, Global Trade Policy 2004


This volume is the eleventh in an annual series in which top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Each annual volume examines key issues pertinent to the multinational trading system, as well as regional trade arrangements and policy developments at the national level. Each volume also provides assessments of the World Trade Organization's current Trade Policy Reviews.

The 2004 volume considers Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Sub-Saharan Africa and the EU, and the role for EPAs in the Caribbean. It assesses the WTO Trade Policy Reviews of Burundi, Canada and the Maldives, and it includes special features on: trade reform and the Southern Mediterranean; the liberalisation of services trade in Tunisia and Egypt; rules of origin and the EU-Med Partnership; and the extent to which the quality of institutions is limiting the Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) integration into the world economy.

David Greenaway is Professor of Economics and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy at The University of Nottingham.
1. Economic Partnership Agreements Between Sub-Saharan Africa and the EU: A Development Perspective: Lawrence E. Hinkle and Maurice Schiff.

2. What Role for the EPAs in the Caribbean?: Michael Gasiorek and L. Alan Winters.

3. Trade Policy in Burundi: Reform Without Political Stability: Chris Milner.

4. Regionalism Within Multilateralism: The WTO Trade Policy Review of Canada: Keith Head and John Ries.

5. Trade Policy Making in a Small Island Economy: The WTO Review of the Maldives: Prema-chandra Athukorala.

6. Trade Reform and the Southern Mediterranean: Michael Gasiorek.

7. Beyond Border Barriers: The Liberalisation of Services Trade in Tunisia and Egypt: Denise Eby Konan and Karl E. Kim.

8. Rules of Origin and the EU-Med Partnership: The Case of Textiles: Patricia Augier, Michael Gasiorek and Charles Lai-Tong.

9. Does the Quality of Institutions Limit the MENA's Integration in the World Economy?: Pierre-Guillaume Méon and Khalid Sekkat.