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Hoekman, Bernard M. 1959-

Works: 599 works in 2,028 publications in 4 languages and 27,934 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Commercial treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HF1359, 382
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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( )

80 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,960 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."--Jacket
Global trade and poor nations : the poverty impacts and policy implications of liberalization by Bernard M Hoekman( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,085 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Catching up with the competition : trade opportunities and challenges for Arab countries( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,863 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( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the economic and political incentives surrounding Arab regional integration, specifically 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
Global integration and technology transfer by Bernard M Hoekman( )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,254 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( )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,195 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( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the focus is on the specific situation of Turkey, the subject will be of value to all researchers with an interest in the challenges of deeper integration through regional agreements."--Jacket
Development, trade, and the WTO : a handbook by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and French and held by 865 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 858 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( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade preference erosion : measurement and policy response by Bernard M Hoekman( )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 661 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
The World Trade Organization : law, economics, and politics by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 592 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
The Political Economy of the World Trading System : WTO and Beyond by Bernard M Hoekman( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of this successful graduate textbook on international trade has been expanded and updated to cover the period since the setting up of the World Trade Organization. It provides a comprehensive, non-technical introduction to the economics, institutional mechanisms, and politics of the world trading system. The essentials of multilateral trade negotiations and the prevailing WTO rules are related to underlying economic concepts and real-world examples to illustrate the diverse forces for change in world trade. Civil society and developing country demands for greater accountability, access, and balance are discussed in detail, as is the way that the organization impinges on international business. Each chapter includes detailed notes on further reading. - ;The creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 ushered in a new era in world trading arrangements. Building on the General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs (GATT), the intergovernmental treaty that for 50 years had regulated international trade relations, the WTO is a global organization of equal standing to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and will set the agenda for international trade for decades to come. The authors of this volume were heavily involved in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations that laid the foundations for the creation of the WTO, and were ideally placed to see how the politics of negotiation affects the economics of trade. The Political Economy of the World Trading System is the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to the institutional mechanics, economics, and politics of the global trading networks. It goes beyond description of the rules of the WTO to analyse the political and economic forces that sculpted them, the incentives for countries to abide by them, and the likely future direction of the organization. The authors show how governments are not necessarily the social welfare-maximizing entities often found in textbooks, but instead develop policy subject to the pressures of a variety of interest groups. Although economic theory suggests that countries should pursue liberal trade policies and exchange goods and services on the basis of their comparative advantage, in practice most nations actively intervene in international trade. The political economy approach taken in this volume explains how the WTO functions, why GATT has been very successful in reducing tariffs, and why it has proven much more difficult to expand the reach of multilateral disciplines to domestic policies impacting on trade. This book will increase the reader's understanding of international economics, business, and international relations by supplying in-depth insider knowledge of how trade negotiations take place, how this decision-making affects trade policy, and how the multilateral arrangements that shape world trade are created. This information is crucial to understand why WTO rules are phrased as they are, and to understand the processes by which business organizations, industrial associations, and political lobbies influence the multilateral trading system. In this expanded and thoroughly revised edition, the authors have taken account of the recent developments in international trade relations, included an extra chapter on the historical importance of international trading arrangements, and updated all the references and guides to further reading
Liberalizing trade in services by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 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 liberalitztion 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
Developing countries and the WTO : a pro-active agenda( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 262 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
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

The Government Procurement Act (GPA) aims to subject public purchasing to international competition. However, many developing countries, along with others such as Australia and New Zealand, have refused to join the GPA on the grounds that it is not in their best interest. This volume examines the GPA and discusses what could be done to improve it with a view to expanding its membership. The contributors focus on four broad issues: the negotiating history, content, and operation of the GPA; the economics of the GPA's rules and disciplines; the implementation of the GPA in domestic legal systems; and, finally, possible alternatives to - and improvements on - the current set of multilateral rules and disciplines. Offering the most comprehensive assessment of the subject available, the volume will be of interest to scholars of international trade, as well as people whose work involves them in government procurement - from the buyers and sellers of goods and services to those concerned with legal aspects of public purchasing
The internationalization of government procurement regulation by Aris Georgopoulos( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 219 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
Regional partners in global markets : limits and possibilities of the Euro-Med agreements( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 217 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 )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 214 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
Trade preferences and differential treatment of developing countries( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Bernard M. Hoekman econoom

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

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برنارد هوكمان، 1959-

English (399)

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