Reflections on the Nature of Preferentialism in Services Trade

Sauvé, Pierre; Shingal, Anirudh (2010). Reflections on the Nature of Preferentialism in Services Trade (Unpublished). In: The Path Ahead for World Trade: Free Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System in 2020. Geneva, Switzerland. 22.11.2010.

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The Graduate Institute organized an academic workshop and roundtable on the occasion of EFTA's 50th Anniversary in Geneva under the chairmanship of H.E. Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation. Pierre Sauve, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Studies, WTI and Co-leader, NCCR-Trade work programme on preferentialism and Anirudh Shingal, Senior Research Fellow, WTI and Co-leader, NCCR-Trade work programme on impact assessment of trade, co-authored a paper on the nature of preferentialism in services trade, which Anirudh presented at the workshop. The event was extremely well-attended by high profile dignitaries and academics including President Leuthard; Director General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy; trade ministers of Brazil and Finland; Jan Kubis, Executive Secretary of the UNECE and several current and former ambassadors. The academic workshop, moderated by Theresa Carpenter (Graduate Institute, Geneva), began in the morning with Prof. Victor Norman's (Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration) presentation on the future of EFTA. Other presentations included those by Prof. Peter Egger (ETH Zurich) on the structural estimation of gravity models with market entry dynamics and by Prof. Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute, Geneva) on 21st century regionalism. The high-profile Panel in the afternoon, moderated by Prof. Richard Baldwin, was led by President Leuthard who spoke on free trade agreements and the multilateral trading system in 2020. The keynote address at the Panel was delivered by Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati (Coulmbia University), who spoke on strengthening defences against protectionism and liberalizing trade.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Sauvé, Pierre and Shingal, Anirudh

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Publisher:

World Trade Institute

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2016 16:46

Last Modified:

01 Jun 2017 12:23

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Additional Information:

Presentation given by Pierre Sauvé and Anirudh Shingal at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, 22 November 2010

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83811

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83811

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