The economics of special and differential trade regimes
Conconi, Paola and Perroni, Carlo (2004) The economics of special and differential trade regimes. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation) (No.143).
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We examine the theoretical rationale for the granting of temporary Special and Differential (S&D) treatment to developing countries, both in its protection and market-access components under the WTO agreements. S&D rules constitute the centerpiece of the WTO's strategy for integrating developing countries into the trading system, but have been criticized--both on theoretical and empirical grounds--as being ineffective. We show that seemingly non-reciprocal, limited-duration S&D treatment can be rationalized as a transitional equilibrium feature of a self-enforcing international agreement between a large developed and a small developing country, where the two sides have a joint interest in helping the developing country to overcome a policy commitment problem.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||International trade, Economic development, Commercial treaties, Commercial policy, Developing countries -- Economic conditions|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||July 2004|
|Number of Pages:||39|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), European Commission (EC)|
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