Index of documents, reports and other publications

from the International Trade Policy Unit

Publications from individual researchers that are affiliated to the ITPU are listed below, grouped by author. Recent publications are forthcoming.

Dr. Stephen Woolcock: Recent papers and books on trade policy issues

  • Public procurement in international trade
    Study for the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, September 2012

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy
    Co-editor with Kenneth Heydon, 2011

  • The New Economic Diplomacy
    Third edition, with Sir Nicholas Bayne, 2012

  • European Union Economic Diplomacy: the role of the EU in external economic relations
    Ashgate, 2012

  • The European Union as an Actor in International Trade after the Lisbon Treaty
    ECIPE, Brussels, 2009

  • The Rise of Bilateralism: a comparison of European, American and Asian Approaches to Preferential Trade Agreements
    UN University Press, March 2009 (with Kenneth Heydon)

  • Public Procurement and the Economic Partnership Agreements: assessing the potential impact on African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
    Procurement polices [PDF], ITPU, Stephen Woolcock, May 2008

  • Government procurement provisions in CARIFORUM EPA and lessons for other ACP states [Word]
    ITPU, Stephen Woolcock, April 2008

Following the agreement of interim Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and some African Caribbean and Pacific states in December 2007 there is now a debate on the nature of the comprehensive EPAs that should follow. This paper is a contribution to a better understanding of the issues involved in the inclusion of government purchasing in any future EPAs.

  • Has the WTO gone too far? National regulatory autonomy and market access [PDF]
    ITPU, Stephen Woolcock

  • International Competition Policy and the World Trade Organization [PDF]
    Paper for the LSE Commonwealth Business Council Trade Forum in South Africa, Stephen Woolcock

  • Liberalisation of Financial Services [PDF]
    ITPU, Stephen Woolcock

  • An Agenda for the WTO: Strengthening or Overburdening the System? [PDF]
    ITPU, Stephen Woolcock

  • The Singapore Issues in Cancun: a failed negotiation ploy or a litmus test for global governance? [PDF]
    ITPU, Stephen Woolcock

Dr. Robert Falkner: Recent papers on trade-related policy issues

  • Falkner, Robert and Nico Jaspers (2012) 'Environmental Protection, International Trade and the WTO', in Ken Heydon and Steven Woolcock (Eds.) Ashgate Research Companion on International Trade (Ashgate, forthcoming).

  • Falkner, Robert and Nico Jaspers (2012) 'Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap', in Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 12, No. 1 (forthcoming).

  • Falkner, Robert, Hannes Stephan and John Vogler (2010) 'International Climate Policy After Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach', in: Global Policy, Vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 252-62.

  • Falkner, Robert (2008) Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

  • Falkner, Robert (ed) (2007) The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: Diplomacy, Trade and Law (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

European Union Trade Policy: International Trade Policy Unit work for the European Parliament

The ITPU is coordinating a consortium of research centres to fulfil a framework contract for the Policy Department of the External Affairs of the European Union Directorate of the European Parliament. This research supports the work of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee (INTA). The LSE-led consortium includes: the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Brussels), Maastricht University (Maastricht), the Deutsches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung (Koeln), Trinity College (Dublin), the Overseas Development Institute (London) and the University of Parma (Parma).

Recent Workshops of the European Parliament International Trade Committee (INTA) include the following:

  • Workshop on the Plurilateral Agreement on services
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli Building, 26 March 2013. 

  • The Future of the WTO and International Trading System
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli Building, 8 May 2012.

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The following studies have been produced by members of the consortium:

  • An Assessment of the EU – Korea free trade agreement, July 2010
    LSE Enterprise Limited on behalf of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Consortium Partners

  • The EU Banana Regime: Evolution and Implications of Recent Changes, October 2010
    CALÌ, Massimiliano, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom
    ABBOTT, Roderick, LSE/ECIPE, UK
    PAGE, Sheila, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom

  • Application of Certain Guidelines in the field of Officially Supported Export Credits, Oct 2010
    Dr. TE VELDE, Dirk Willem, head of the trade, investment and growth programmes, Overseas
    Development Institute, UK

  • The EU Approach to International Investment Policy after the Lisbon Treaty, 2010
    WOOLCOCK, Stephen, London School of Economics, UK
    Overseas Development Institute, UK

  • A Workshop on the future of the EU trade policy, June 2010
    DEMARTY, Jean Luc, (Director-General DG Trade)
    ERIXON, Fredrik, (Director ECIPE)
    GRANELL TRÍAS, Francesc, Professor (University of Barcelona)
    MATTHES, Jürgen Dr. (Cologne Institute for Economic Research)
    PELKMANS Jacques, Professor (College of Europe)
    WOOLCOCK Stephen Dr, (London School of Economics)

  • The European Union's Raw Materials Strategy, March 2011
    Dr. BARDT, Hubertus, Cologne Institute for Economic Research (Köln, Germany)
    Dr. KARAPINAR Overseas Development Institute (ODI, UK)

  • Reform of the Generalised System of Preferences, April 2011
    STEVENS Christopher, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
    KENNAN Jane, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

  • The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: An Assessment, June 2011
    Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation, IGIR, Maastricht University, Netherlands
    Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
    Assistant Professor Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
    PhD Researcher Anke Moerland; Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
    Dr. Meir Pugatch, IGIR Fellow, Director of Research, Stockholm Network, and Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa
    Paolo R. Vergano, IGIR Fellow and Partner at Fratini Vergano - European Lawyers

  • EU-China Trade Relations, July 2011
    Dr. Denise PREVOST, Dr. Leïla CHOUKROUNE, Rogier CREEMERS, Maastricht University Law Faculty Dr. Jean-François HUCHET, Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong

  • Impact of Globalisation on Employment and Social Policies in the EU, August 2011
    Ken, HEYDON, Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, UK

  • Export Finance Activities of the Chinese Government, Sept 2011
    Dr. Isabella MASSA, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom.

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