1. Introduction: current challenges and future scenarios Manfred Elsig, Michael Hahn and Gabriele Spilker; Part I. New and Old Challenges: 2. The elephant in the negotiation room: PTAs through the eyes of citizens Quynh Nguyen and Gabriele Spilker; 3. Corporate strategy in times of anti-trade sentiment: current challenges and future scenarios Jappe Eckhardt and Louise Curran; 4. Understanding and shaping trade rules for the digital era Mira Burri; 5. The need for better disciplines on rules of origins in the WTO: evidence from NAFTA Caroline Freund; 6. For whom the bell tolls: the WTO's third decade Michael Hahn; Part II. Trade Policy and Trade-Related Concerns: 7. Reconceiving trade agreements for social inclusion Gregory Shaffer; 8. Our alarming climate crisis demands border adjustments now John Odell; 9. The multilateralization of PTAs' environmental clauses: scenarios for the future? Jean-Frederic Morin, Clara Brandi and Axel Berger; 10. The trend to more and stricter non-trade issues in preferential trade agreements Lisa Lechner; Part III. Development Angles: 11. The trade-migration nexus from a multilevel perspective Flavia Jurje and Sandra Lavenex; 12. Trips implementation in developing countries: likely scenarios to 2025 Omar Serrano and Mira Burri; 13. Investment promotion and facilitation for LDCs Rodrigo Polanco Lazo and Azernoosh Bazrafkan; Part IV. Diffusion across Economic Treaties: 14. Heading for divorce? Investment protection rules in free trade agreements Wolfgang Alschner; 15. The regime complex for investment governance: overlapping provisions in PTAs and BITs Soo Yeon Kim and Clara Lee; 16. Asian Trade agreements in services: filling form with content Mark Manger.
Takes stock of current challenges to the world trading system and develops scenarios for the future.
Manfred Elsig is full Professor of International Relations and Deputy Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, Universitat Bern, Switzerland. His research focuses on international political economy, international organizations, international courts, preferential trade agreements, and European trade policy. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles. He is the co-editor of Governing the World Trade Organization: Past, Present and Beyond Doha (with Thomas Cottier, Cambridge, 2011) and Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements (with Andreas Dur, Cambridge, 2015). Michael Hahn is Managing Director of the Institute for European and International Economic Law, Universitat Bern, Switzerland and a Director at its World Trade Institute; he is an Honorary Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University, Australia. Hahn researches in the areas of Swiss-EU relations, EU trade policy and WTO law. He is a co-editor of the Zeitschrift fur Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS) and on the editorial boards of the Journal of World Trade and the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law. With Mitsuo Matsushita, Tom Schoenbaum and Petros Mavroidis he has co-authored The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy (3rd edition, 2015). Gabriele Spilker is Associate Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the Universitat Salzburg. Her main research interests are in the area of international political economy, international cooperation, globalization and environmental politics. Her work has been published in major peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries (2013).
'The WTO is not living its best moments, and what this book does better than any other volume is to highlight the reasons why this has been the case. By highlighting the concerns that have not been addressed, the voices that have not been heard, as well as the faux pas taken by those in charge, this volume offers an unparalleled collection of well-thought papers that should find their way to the desk of every policymaker steering the world trading system these days.' Petros C. Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law, Columbia University, New York