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The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

Posted by hkarner - 7. Dezember 2017

Giancarlo Corsetti

Giancarlo Corsetti is Professor of Economics at Cambridge University.

Meredith A. Crowley is Professor of Economics at Cambridge University.

With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

CAMBRIDGE – As the United Kingdom negotiates the terms of its divorce from the European Union, it would be wise for the country’s leaders to begin looking further into the future to determine what approach to international trade relations would serve it best. Does the UK really want to hang its future on bilateral agreements with a long list of individual trade partners? Or would it be better off joining existing mega-regional free-trade agreements, while working to strengthen the global multilateral system under the World Trade Organization?

The bilateral approach would demand a huge amount of time and resources, with UK negotiators engaging in a series of discussions with each and every country with which they wanted to do business. The end result would be a tangled network of deals that would only exacerbate the balkanization of the international trading system. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »


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Why Protests Keep Putin Up at Night: The Fears of a Strongman

Posted by hkarner - 21. April 2017

Date: 20-04-2017
Source: www.foreignaffairs.com By Stephen Crowley

By all appearances, Russian President Vladimir Putin is at the height of his power. He currently enjoys domestic approval ratings of over 80 percent. He has sidelined, if not repressed, any serious political opposition. And by all accounts, he has full control over the Russian state apparatus, not least the so-called power ministries, such as the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of the Interior.

Despite his solid grip on power, Putin appeared alarmed when, at the end of March, Russian citizens in dozens of cities suddenly appeared in the streets to peacefully protest official corruption. The government responded by having as many as 1,000 of the protestors, including the leader of the opposition, Alexey Navalny, arrested. Why such concern by a political leader who appears to be so fully in control? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Protectionist threats jeopardise international trade: Chinese evidence for Trump’s policies

Posted by hkarner - 11. Februar 2017

University Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St. John’s College

Associate Professor at the School of Economics, Zhejiang University

PhD candidate, School of Economics, Zhejiang University

Meredith Crowley, Huasheng Song, Ning Meng

10 February 2017, voxeu

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