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The WTO and labor and employment

Drusilla K. Brown og Robert M. Stern

Edward Elgar 2008, 680 s. ISBN 9781843763536
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The steady progress of global economic integration and trade-policy liberalization facilitated by the GATT and WTO over the past half-century has been accompanied by persistent warnings of the consequences for wages, employment and working conditions. Indeed, over the last decade, labor interests in the west have sought to slow the pace of international trade negotiations, seeking some protections in the WTO Charter itself and in individual trade agreements.

The central focus of this collection is to provide the reader access to the seminal papers analyzing the accommodation of labor interests within the WTO. This comprehensive volume establishes an understanding of the interaction between global goods, capital and labor markets and the national government institutions that regulate their function. In selecting papers for this volume, the editors have identified the most important contributions to the debate.

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Drusilla K. Brown and Robert M. Stern

PART I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1. Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern (2002), ‘What You Should Know About Globalization and the World Trade Organization’

PART II TRADE, WAGES AND LABOR MARKETS: HISTORICAL EVIDENCE AND CONTEMPORARY EXPERIENCE
2. Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson (2005), ‘From Malthus to Ohlin: Trade, Industrialisation and Distribution Since 1500’
3. Robert C. Feenstra and Gordon H. Hanson (2003), ‘Global Production Sharing and Rising Inequality: A Survey of Trade and Wages’
4. Sandra E. Black and Elizabeth Brainerd (2004), ‘Importing Equality? The Impact of Globalization on Gender Discrimination’
5. Eric V. Edmonds and Nina Pavcnik (2006), ‘International Trade and Child Labor: Cross-Country Evidence’
6. Ann Harrison and Jason Scorse (2004), ‘Globalization’s Impact on Compliance with Labor Standards’

PART III INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM IN CORE-LABOR PROTECTION
7. Will Martin and Keith E. Maskus (2001), ‘Core Labor Standards and Competitiveness: Implications for Global Trade Policy’
8. Matthias Busse (2002), ‘Do Labor Standards Affect Comparative Advantage in Developing Countries?’
9. Drusilla K. Brown, Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern (1996), ‘International Labor Standards and Trade: A Theoretical Analysis’
10. Dani Rodrik (1998), ‘Why Do More Open Economies Have Bigger Governments?’
11. Michael Huberman and Wayne Lewchuk (2003), ‘European Economic Integration and the Labour Compact, 1850–1913’
12. David Kucera (2002), ‘Core Labour Standards and Foreign Direct Investment’

PART IV LABOR PROTECTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
13. Drusilla K. Brown (2001), ‘Labor Standards: Where Do They Belong on the International Trade Agenda?’
14. Stanley L. Engerman (2003), ‘The History and Political Economy of International Labor Standards’
15. Kyle Bagwell and Robert W. Staiger (2001), ‘Domestic Policies, National Sovereignty, and International Economic Institutions’
16. Nuno Limão (2005), ‘Trade Policy, Cross-Border Externalities and Lobbies: Do Linked Agreements Enforce More Cooperative Outcomes?’
17. Josh Ederington (2002), ‘Trade and Domestic Policy Linkage in International Agreements’

PART V MARKET-BASED MECHANISMS PROTECTING LABOR RIGHTS
18. Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman (2003), ‘Vigilantes and Verifiers’
19. Dara O’Rourke (2003), ‘Outsourcing Regulation: Analyzing Nongovernmental Systems of Labor Standards and Monitoring’

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