World Bank Trade Agreements

Caroline Freund is Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness. Previously, she was a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. She also worked as Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, having worked for nearly a decade in the International Trade Department of the Research Department. Freund began his career in the International Finance Department of the Federal Reserve Board and spent a year in the IMF`s research department. She has published extensively in academic journals and is the author of Rich People Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms. She is an American citizen with a degree in economics from Columbia University. This database provides detailed information on the content of a subsample of 18 policy areas that are most often addressed in a series of 283 agreements currently notified to the WTO between 1958 and 2017. For each agreement, the database includes the above-mentioned substantive objectives and obligations, as well as aspects of transparency, procedures and implementation. This database represents the most important efforts in terms of policy coverage and information granularity in each area.

This database is the result of collaboration with experts from different fields of action from the scientific community and other international organizations such as the OECD, UNCTAD and the WTO. Aaditya Mattoo is the World Bank`s Chief Economist for East Asia and the Pacific. He specializes in development, trade and international cooperation and advises governments. He is also co-director of the World Development Report 2020 on Global Value Chains. Prior to that, he was Director of Trade and Integration Research at the World Bank. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Mattoo was an economic advisor at the World Trade Organization and taught economics at the University of Sussex and Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He has a Ph.D.

in Economics from Cambridge University and an M.Phil in Economics from Oxford University. He has published on development, trade, trade in services and international trade agreements in academic and other journals and has been quoted in the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times and Time Magazine. This project provides data and analysis on the content of trade agreements. To search for all agreements with the ANY text in a specific layout (for example. B to find all agreements that contain text in the “National Security Exceptions” provision), select the provision from the list and leave empty the “Search for” text box Emily Blanchard is an associate professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a researcher at the Center for Economic Policy Research. In 2019/20, she will take sabbaticals as a Visiting Fellow of the Kohne Center for Sustainable Globalization at the Institute of Economics at the University of Zurich. Professor Blanchard`s research is at the interface of international economics and public order. She described in detail how foreign investment and global value chains are changing the role of trade agreements in the 21st century and how globalization and education influence political and economic outcomes at home and abroad. Their research findings are published in leading professional journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Review of World Trade. She works in various newsrooms and has collaborated with the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, uniDO, the Institute for Research on Public Policy and others. Prior to attending Tuck`s school, she was a professor of economics at the University of Virginia.