Special Report: Global Trade and Economic Governance

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With growth still lagging after the financial crisis, countries in the developed and developing worlds alike are looking to new trade agreements, closer financial integration and reforms to global economic governance to raise their economic outlooks. This WPR special report looks at the prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Pacific Alliance and the future of the dollar, among other topics, through articles published in the past year.

Trade and Integration

Opportunity Knocks for Obama on Trade
By Edward Alden
Jan. 8, 2013

With TPP and TTIP, U.S. and EU Reassert Control Over Rules of Global Trade
By Edward Alden
Dec. 19, 2013

Congress Balks as Obama Administration Pursues TPP Deal
By Eric Auner
Dec. 4, 2013

Free Trade Agreement With EU Is Canada’s Deepest Ever
Interview with Crina Viju
Oct. 24, 2013

Solar Panel Dispute Highlights EU Divisions on China
By Famke Krumbmuller
June 4, 2013

ASEAN Single Aviation Market Would Be Major Step Toward Better Integration
By Jennifer Meszaros
Jan. 16, 2014

Proposed BCIM Economic Corridor Could Build Trust Between India and China
Interview with Nimmi Kurian
Nov. 11, 2013

Market Access at Issue as India, South Korea Move to Expand Ties
By Saurav Jha
Jan. 31, 2014

Defense Exports an Essential Part of ‘Global Korea’
Interview with Scott W. Harold
Oct. 21, 2013

The Pacific Alliance a New Center of Gravity in Hemispheric Trade
By Eric Farnsworth
June 3, 2013

With Mercosur Ties Still Frayed, Paraguay Explores Pacific Alliance Options
By Eric Farnsworth
Oct. 16, 2013

Mexico’s Pena Nieto Faces Tough Choices on Trade
By Sean Goforth
Feb. 27, 2013

Two-Speed Integration May Be a Pragmatic Choice for EAC
By Stefan Reith
Sept. 17, 2013

Going Missing: Filling the Gaps in African GDP Data
By Morten Jerven
Jan. 28, 2014

NGOs Push Public Health Interests in Trade Negotiations
By Frederick M. Abbott
Jan. 10, 2014

Economics and Finance

Losing Faith: The Costs of Mismanaging the Dollar
By Daniel McDowell
Oct. 22, 2013

IMF Reform Falls Victim to Polarized Budget Battles in Washington
Interview with Daniel McDowell
Jan. 24, 2014

After Leaving Bailouts, Ireland, Portugal Must Still Promote Growth
By Milton Ezrati
Jan. 6, 2014

After Bailout, Greece Controls Spending but Lags on Structural Reforms
By Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
July 18, 2013

As Economy Stagnates, Brazil’s Rousseff Targets Corruption
By Sean Goforth
July 17, 2013

World Cup Puts Spotlight on Domestic Challenges for Brazil’s Rousseff
By Christopher Sabatini and Ryan Berger
Jan. 28, 2014

Once Kindred Spirits, Brazil, Argentina Diverge on Economic Management
By Sean Goforth
June 20, 2013

With Groundwork for Reform in Place, Argentina Needs Leadership to Stabilize
By Sean Goforth
Jan. 28, 2014

The Politics of Poverty: South America’s Conditional Cash Transfers
By Michael Shifter and Cameron Combs
May 14, 2013

Easy Money: Monetary and Industrial Policy After the Crisis
By Daniel McDowell
Aug. 20, 2013

Regulating Finance: The Political Economy of Unfinished Reform
By Stefano Pagliari
Aug. 20, 2013

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