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ESCAP/WTO ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop for Trade Research

22-26 Jun 2009
Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
World Trade Organization
The workshop's objectives are (1) to address certain challenges faced by trade researchers such as data availability, setting appropriate research tasks, selecting suitable analytical methods and presenting results in a way that makes them accessible to non-experts and (2) to discuss these challenges with particular reference to research topics within the broad areas of “Climate change and trade”, “International cooperation in services” and “Trade finance”.

Monday, 22 June 2009

The Rationale for International Trade Cooperation
Patrick Low, Director of Economic Research and
Statistics, World Trade Organization (WTO)

The GATT-WTO System: How it Works and The
Challenges of Doha

Patrick Low

Regional Integration in Asian Perspective
Mia Mikic, Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP

Trade Facilitation: WTO Negotiations and Beyond
Yann Duval, Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Climate Change and Trade: The Challenges of
International Cooperation

Patrick Low

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Touching the Intangible: A Conceptual Framework for
Trade in Services

Nadia Rocha, Economic Research and Statistics

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Empirical and Theoretical Research on Trade in Services
Nadia Rocha

Friday, 26 June 2009

Will Stimulus Spending Stifle Recovery?
James W. Dean, Professor Emeritus of Economics,
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Paradoxes of the Global Financial Meltdown
James W. Dean

Thoughts about the Financial Crisis
Edward Tower, Professor of Economics,
Duke University

Empirical Studies on Trade Finance in the context of
global financial crisis


Trade Finance: An Introduction
Yann Duval, UNESCAP

International Development Research Centre
Evan Due, International Development Research Centre
List of participants
Information note for participants
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Melanie Ramjoué
Associate Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 29 June 2009

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