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The World Economy, Global Trade Policy 2005


The World Economy: Global Trade Policy 2005 is the twelfth in an annual series in which leading 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 recent Trade Policy Reviews.

The 2005 issue has, as a special theme, agriculture and the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. This started in 2001 and aims to lower barriers to trade around the world. Contributions consider popular fallacies about agricultural liberalisation and the least developed countries, agricultural trade reform and the Round, and the role of developing countries in the negotiations. This year’s institutional focus is the IMF and there are assessments of four new Trade Policy Reviews by leading analysts, for the Gambia, Singapore, Turkey and the United States.

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. Trade Policy Issues in a Small African Economy: The Trade Policy Review of The Gambia 2004: Andrew McKay.

2. Bilateral 'WTO-Plus' Free Trade Agreements: The WTO Trade Policy Review of Singapore 2004: S. M. Thangavelu and Mun-Heng Toh.

3. Turkey: Trade Policy Review: Sübidey Togan.

4. 2004 Trade Policy Review – The United States: Thomas J. Prusa.


5. Agricultural Liberalisation and the Least Developed Countries: Six Fallacies: Arvind Panagariya.

6. Agricultural Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda: Kym Anderson and Will Martin.

7. Multilateral Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: The Contrasting Fortunes of Developing Countries in the Doha Round: Antoine Bouët, Jean-Christophe Bureau, Yvan Decreux and Sébastien Jean.


8. Over-optimism and the IMF: Graham Bird.