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Hoekman, Bernard M. 1959-

Works: 545 works in 1,940 publications in 4 languages and 25,324 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Commercial treaties  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Bernard M Hoekman
The political economy of the world trading system : from GATT to WTO by Bernard M Hoekman( )

84 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a comprehensive and non-technical introduction to the institutional mechanics, economics, and politics of the world trading system as embodied in the WTO. The WTO is the primary organization through which member states will manage their trade relations. It is also the forum in which attempts will be made in the future to expand the coverage of multilateral rules to new policies such as competition (antitrust) law and investment regulations. Understanding the reach and relevance of the organization is therefore important, and requires an interdisciplinary approach. Few countries allow unfettered market forces to determine the pattern and structure of trade and investment. Instead, governments develop policy in response to domestic political forces, taking into account likely reactions by trading partners. In discussing the WTO, the authors take a political economy-based approach that can explain these fundamental aspects of the 'real' world. This in turn helps to explain the successes and failures of international co-operation in trade policy, the primacy of negotiated solutions, and the challenges facing the WTO in the years to come as further efforts are made to extend the reach of multilateral policy disciplines. Extensive references are made to the existing literature, and guides to further reading are provided at the end of each chapter."--BOOK JACKET
Global trade and poor nations : the poverty impacts and policy implications of liberalization( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assesses the impact of reformed trade policies on the poorest of the poor from a spectrum of poor nations across different regions. Provides guidelines regarding the likely impacts of a global trade reform, utilizing a methodology that combines information to capture effects at the macro level and in individual households"--Provided by publisher
Catching up with the competition : trade opportunities and challenges for Arab countries( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributions to this volume analyze recent trade developments and export performance of Arab nations and discuss policy options and priorities for countries to foster greater trade integration, both regionally and with the rest of the world." "Subject areas covered include detailed analyses of the pattern and composition of trade (exports and imports), trends in and determinants of agricultural and intra-industry trade, the economic implications of free trade with the EU (a major focus of policy initiative being taken by southern Mediterranean countries), microeconomic reform priorities required to promote growth of exports, and options to deepen and widen regional integration agreements and enhance participation in the WTO in order to defend access to export markets and support domestic reform efforts." "Catching Up with the Competition will be of interest to international economists who focus on the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as scholars with an interest in development economics and international relations."--Jacket
Arab economic integration : between hope and reality by Bernard M Hoekman( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the economic and political incentives surrounding Arab regional integration. The contributors focus on three issues: the failure of past attempts at integration, the impact on countries involved in any future integration and the possible lessons from other regional experiences, particularly the European Union. A common theme is the importance of extending the reach of cooperation efforts beyond trade in goods
Global integration and technology transfer by Bernard M Hoekman( )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text advances our understanding of the importance of technology diffusion through trade and foreign direct investment in a range of developing and transition economies
Trade policy developments in the Middle East and North Africa( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of the contributions in this book is on trade and trade policy. Contributors review recent trends in trade performance, assess current trade and investment regimes, and discuss some of the emerging microeconomic policy challenges that confront governments and firms seeking to expand trade. Topics addressed include the need for and scope of using regional integration and economic free zones as a tool of development, mobilization tax bases to offset revenue losses as tariffs are lowered, establishment of more efficient mechanisms to enforce product standards to ensure health and safety of citizens, and implementation of modern information technologies to expedite customs clearance
Turkey : economic reform and accession to the European Union by Bernard M Hoekman( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyzes the economic challenges confronting Turkey in its quest to accede to the European Union (EU). It focuses on the extent to which Turkey is ready to join the Single Market; comply with the EU's body of economic regulations and directives, the Acquis Communautaire; and meet the Maastricht criteria for fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies. This book also provides an assessment of Turkey's national program to meet the accession requirements. It describes briefly what Turkey needs to achieve on the economic policy front to satisfy the conditions for accession, the progress to date, and the likely consequences of implementing the full body of EU requirements."
Development, trade, and the WTO : a handbook by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Developing countries are increasingly confronted with the need to address trade policy related issues in international agreements, most prominently the World Trade Organization (WTO). New WTO negotiations on a broad range of subjects were launched in November 2001. Determining whether and how international trade agreements can support economic development is a major challenge. Stakeholders in developing countries must be informed on the issues and understand how their interests can be pursued through international cooperation. This handbook offers guidance on the design of trade policy reform, surveys key disciplines and the functioning of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and discusses numerous issues and options that confront developing countries in using international cooperation to improve domestic policy and obtain access to export markets. Many of the issues discussed are also relevant in the context of regional integration agreements. Separate sections of the handbook summarize what constitutes sound trade policy; the major aspects of the WTO from a development perspective; policy issues in the area of merchandise trade and the liberalization of international transactions in services; protection of intellectual property rights and economic development; new regulatory subjects that are emerging in the agenda of trade talks; and enhancing participation of developing countries in the global trading system
Economic development and multilateral trade cooperation by Simon J Evenett( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the chapters ... were initially prepared for the 2003 World Trade Forum conference organized by the World Trade Institute (Berne, Switzerland) and the Development Research Group of the World Bank"--Page xiii
Trade laws and institutions : good practices and the World Trade Organization by Bernard M Hoekman( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Trade Organization : law, economics, and politics by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Global Institutions' series, this book is of interest to students of commercial law, international trade, international political economy and international organizations
Trade preference erosion : measurement and policy response by Bernard M Hoekman( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces the gender dimension in the empirical analyses on the links between trade and poverty. Gender disparities, an important component of overall inequality, may limit the gains from trade and the potential benefits to poor people. This view is supported by the robust finding that while growth (as well as the gains from trade) is the major vehicle of lifting people out of poverty, it is more likely to be pro-poor when initial inequality is low. High inequality directly lowers the rate of poverty reduction by hindering growth. Ample evidence shows that, in spite of recent impro
Developing countries and the WTO : a pro-active agenda( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a selection of papers that were prepared as background analyses for a collaborative research capacity-building project, focusing on the WTO negotiating agenda
Liberalizing trade in services by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the mid 1980s a substantial amount of research has been undertaken on trade in services. Much of this is inspired by the World Trade Organization or regional trade agreements, especially the European Union, but an increasing number of papers focus on the impacts of services sector liberalization. This paper surveys the literature, focusing on contributions that investigate the determinants of international trade and investment in services, the potential gains from greater trade (and liberalization), and efforts to cooperate to achieve such liberalization through trade agreements. It concludes that there is increasing evidence that services liberalization is an important source of potential welfare gains, but relatively little research has been done that can inform the design of international cooperation-both trade agreements and development assistance-so as to more effectively promote development objectives
Law and policy in public purchasing : the WTO agreement on government procurement( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional partners in global markets : limits and possibilities of the Euro-Med agreements( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harnessing trade for development and growth in the Middle East : report by the Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on Middle East Trade Options by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper looks at internal barriers to trade in Egypt, Gaza-West Bank, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, with particular attention on the service sector
The internationalization of government procurement regulation( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As governments are major buyers of goods and services, foreign companies are keen to be able to participate in procurement opportunities on an equal footing with national firms. This has given rise to the inclusion of procurement disciplines in trade agreements and to internationally-agreed good regulatory practices in this important policy area. The contributions to this book examine how the dynamic mix of bilateral, regional, plurilateral and international norms on government procurement is reflected in purchasing practices at the national level and whether these are leading to convergence in policies and approaches. The countries studied span both advanced, high-income economies and emerging economies. Some are members of the WTO procurement agreement, others are not. Most WTO members have decided not to commit to binding international disciplines on procurement in trade agreements. This book explores whether there has been nonetheless internationalization of good procurement practices, and what current public purchasing processes suggest as regards the value added of signing on to binding rules of the game in this area. The approach taken in the volume is interdisciplinary.contributors include economists, political scientists, legal scholars, and practitioners with a solid understanding of both the extant international disciplines and national government procurement policies. Each chapter assesses the current state of play as regards legislation and procurement practices; the degree to which industrial policy considerations feature in the relevant regulatory frameworks; the existence and use of domestic dispute resolution and review procedures that allow firms to contest the behavior of procuring entities; and the availability of data on procurement processes and outcomes"--Back cover
Trade preferences and differential treatment of developing countries( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the World Trade Organization : fit for purpose? : World Trade Forum by Bernard M Hoekman( )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently celebrated twenty years of existence. The general wisdom is that its dispute settlement institutions work well and its negotiation machinery goes through a phase of prolonged crises. Assessing the World Trade Organization overcomes this myopic view and takes stock of the WTO's achievements whilst going beyond existing disciplinary narratives. With chapters written by scholars who have closely observed the development of the WTO in recent years, this book presents the state of the art in thinking about WTO performance. It also considers important issues such as the origins of the multilateral system, the accession process and the WTO's interaction with other international organisations. The contributions shed new light on untold stories, critically review and present existing scholarship, and sketch new research avenues for a future generation of trade scholars. This book will appeal to a wide audience that aims to better understand the drivers and obstacles of WTO performance.--
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Catching up with the competition : trade opportunities and challenges for Arab countries
Global trade and poor nations : the poverty impacts and policy implications of liberalizationCatching up with the competition : trade opportunities and challenges for Arab countriesArab economic integration : between hope and realityGlobal integration and technology transferTrade policy developments in the Middle East and North AfricaTurkey : economic reform and accession to the European UnionDevelopment, trade, and the WTO : a handbookEconomic development and multilateral trade cooperation
Alternative Names
Bernard M. Hoekman economist (European University Institute; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR))

Bernard M. Hoekman Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (European University Institute; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR))

Hoekman, B.

Hoekman, B. 1959-

Hoekman, B. M. 1959-

Hoekman, Bernard.

Hoekman, Bernard 1959-

Hoekman, Bernard M.

Hoekman, Bernard Marco 1959-

Hoekman, Bernhard 1959-

Hoekman, Bernhard M. 1959-

برنارد هوكمان، 1959-

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