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ARTNeT/WTO Research Workshop on Emerging Trade Issues in Asia
and the Pacific: Meeting contemporary policy challenges

Date
4-5 April 2012
Venue
Nakorn Pathom, Thailand
Organizers
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
World Trade Organization
Objective
ARTNeT Research Workshop is dedicated to the study and discussion of recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade, investment and integration. The goal is to use the research findings to gain better understanding of the present day problems and policy challenges faced by developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, in their efforts to create growth opportunities and increase level of intraregional trade and integration.
Documentation
Presentations:

Looking beyond International Cooperation on Tariffs: NTMs and Services Measures in the XXIst Century
Cosimo Beverelli, Economic Research Division, WTO

Non-Tariff measures: Currently available evidence and future research agenda
Sudip Ranjan Basu, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP

Non-Tariff Barriers in South Asia Addresssing the Challenges
Ashiq Iqbal, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Technology Transfer Issues in the Asia Pacific Region: Lessons From the U.S. Experience
Peter N. Fowler, Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Southeast Asia, USPTO/Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy, Thailand

The role of IP in economic development: The case of Thailand
Deunden Nikomborirak, Thailand Development Research Institute

The role of IP in economic development: the case of China
Albert G. Hu, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Does Protection Make Firms More Productive? Evidence from Philippine Micro Data
Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Phil. Institute for Development Studies

International Trade, Spillovers and Regional Income Disparity in China
Jiansuo Pei, Jan Oosterhaven, & Erik Dietzenbacher, UIBE

The Impact of Trade Policy Reform on Social Welfare, Inequality and Poverty: The case of Lao PDR
Bounthone Soukavong, Deputy Director of Department of Commerce, Lao PDR

RMB revaluation and China’s foreign trade
Dmitry Izotov and Denis Suslov

The Location Substitution Effect: Does it apply for China
Nilanjan Banik, IFMR, India

How Vulnerable is India's Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU
Biswajit Dhar, Director General, RIS, and Kasturi Das, Consultant/Associate Professor, RIS, New Delhi

Anatomy of Intraregional Services Trade in Asia
Shhintaro Hamanaka, Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank

Trade Concentration and Crisis Spillover: Case Study of Transmission of the Subprime Crisis to Thailand
Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong and Somprawin Manprasert

Papers

Does Trade Protection Improve Firm Productivity? Evidence from Philippine Micro Data
Rafaelita M. Aldabal, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)

International Trade, Spillovers and Regional Income Disparity
Jiansuo Pei, Jan Oosterhaven and Erik Dietzenbacher

The Impact of Trade Policy Reform on Social Welfare, Inequality and Poverty: The case of Lao PDR
Bounthone Soukavong

The Location Substitution Effect: Does it apply for China?
Nilanjan Banik and Khanindra Chandra Das

How Vulnerable is India’s Trade to Possible Border Carbon Adjustment in the EU?
Biswajit Dhar and Kasturi Das

Trade concentration and crisis spillover: Case study of Thailand
Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong and Somprawin Manprasert
Participants
Programme
List of participants
Contact
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP
Email: mikic@un.org

Last updated: 10 April 2012
 

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