Recent Publications

Recent Publications

China and WTO Reform: Effectiveness, Challenges and Broader Issues,’ in Raess, Damian, et al., eds, China and the WTO: A Twenty-Year Assessment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), 275-98, with Bernard Hoekman and Xinquan Tu

The Geneva Effect: Where Officials Sit Influences Where They Stand on WTO Priorities,’ Review of International Political Economy, 30:6 (2023), 2382-2405, with Bernard Hoekman

Is using trade policy for foreign policy a “SNO job”? : on linkage, friend-shoring and the challenges for multilateralism, World Trade Review, October 2023

‘Transparency Matters for LDCs Too: The Relevance of Current Debates on WTO Reform,’ in LDCs and the Multilateral Trading System: Looking Forward, a Collection of Essays (Geneva: World Trade Organization, 2023), 10-5.

Reviving the Negotiation Function of the WTO:  Why the Onus Falls on the Three Major Powers,’ in Hoekman, Bernard, et al., eds, Rebooting Multilateral Trade Cooperation: Perspectives from China and Europe  (London: CEPR Press, 2021), 29-43, with Tu, Xinquan

Reforming the World Trade Organization: Practitioner Perspectives from China, the EU, and the US,’ China & World Economy  29:4 (2021), 1-34, with Bernard Hoekman

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Now Playing in Geneva: WTO Reform as a Drama between the U.S., China and the EU,’ European University Institute, Policy Paper RSC PP 2021/03, March 2021, , with Bernard Hoekman.

WTO Reform as a Triangular Problem among China, the EU and the US,’ CESifo Forum  22:2 (March 2021), 12-6, with Bernard Hoekman.

Stakeholder Preferences and Priorities for the Next WTO Director General’ Global Policy (April 2021), with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis, and Douglas Nelson

Informal Learning and WTO Renewal: Using Thematic Sessions to Create More Opportunities for Dialogue,’ Global Policy (April 2021) 

Yours Is Bigger Than Mine! Could an Index Like the Producer Subsidy Equivalent Help in Understanding the Comparative Incidence of Industrial Subsidies?,’ The World Economy  44:2 (February 2021) 328-45.  

Reforming WTO Conflict Management: Why and How to Improve the Use of “Specific Trade Concerns”,’ Journal of International Economic Law 23:4 (December 2020), 817–39.

How the WTO Kept Talking: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis,’ in Baldwin, Richard and Simon Evenett, eds, Revitalising Multilateralism: Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General  (London: A CEPR Press eBook, 2020), 71-7, with Patrick Low

Exposing Governments Swimming Naked in the COVID-19 Crisis with Trade Policy Transparency (and Why WTO Reform Matters More Than Ever),’ in Baldwin, Richard and Simon J. Evenett, eds, COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work  (London: A CEPR Press eBook, 2020), 165-77.

WTO Dispute Settlement and the Appellate Body Crisis: Insider Perceptions and Members’ Revealed Preferences,’ Journal of World Trade (2020) 54:5 667–98, with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis, and Maarja Saluste.

Is World Trade Organization Information Good Enough? How a Systematic Reflection by Members on Transparency Could Promote Institutional learning’ Bertelsmann Stiftung, July 2018

Ontario views on International Trade & Globalization

This report published by the Mowat Centre, March 28, 2108, was written by Kiran Alwani, Giancarlo Acquaviva, Robert Wolfe and Andrew Parkin.

The report analyzes data from a survey of 2,000 Ontarians and 1,000 Quebecers conducted in November 2017 – significantly larger samples than typical for national opinion polls. Its findings offer reassurance to Canada’s governments as they continue working to preserve, implement and expand international trade agreements.

But the report also finds several cautionary notes for policy-makers. For instance, 60 per cent of Torontonians think international trade benefits their local community, whereas in eastern and southwestern Ontario only about four in ten share this view and about three in ten believe international trade harms their community. A plurality of Ontarians say that the US benefits more than Canada from trade between the two countries. Ontarians under 35 are now less supportive of international trade and globalization than are older Ontarians, and about a quarter of Ontarians are opposed to more rapid globalization.