This book provides fresh insights into the theory and policy of regional and multilateral trade from the perspective of developing countries. With the collapse of talks at the WTO Doha round, regionalism has proliferated in the form of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs). This in turn has raised a number of critical issues in global trade policy debate. Given the implication of RTAs and WTO negotiations on economic development, the book emphasises that it is essential to examine the macro and micro effects of international trade flows on welfare, revenue, poverty and environment, particularly in the light of diversities, heterogeneities and limited financial capacity of developing countries. It discusses various issues of trade, investment, poverty, gender and legal dimensions in the regional and multilateral framework and is a useful guide to formulation of trade and economic policies for the benefit of developing countries.
The book will be of primary interest to those in economics, commerce and management, and will be a useful reference for alternative research in this area.
Table of Contents
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- List of Boxes -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1: Macro and CGE Modelling of International Trade -- 1. Macro Effects of Global Economic Crisis on Trade, Economic Growth and Poverty in India -- K. N. Murty -- 2. Changing Rules of the Game of Textile Trade: Gender Implications for Pakistan from a CGE Analysis -- Rizwana Siddiqui -- 3. Quantitative Assessment of India-EU FTA: A CGE Analysis -- Shahid Ahmed -- Part 2: Regional Integration in South -- 4. South Asian Integration: Dream or Reality -- Rajan Sudesh -- 5. Fostering Regional Trade in South Asia: Prospects and Challenges -- Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Syed Saifuddin Hossain, Asif Anwar and Md. Tariqur Rahman -- 6. A Study of Economic Feasibility of Optimum Currency Area in South Asia -- Mirza Allim Baig -- Part 3: Trade Integration in Africa and Arab States -- 7. Regional Integration and Small Resource-based Economies: An African Perspective -- Narain Sinha, Imogen Bonolo Mogotsi and Anthony Kimotho -- 8. Trade Agreements and Exports: A Case of Africa–China and the European Union Trade Relations -- Olayinka Idowu Kareem -- 9. The Contribution of Trade to Growth of Arab Countries -- Hossam Younes and Abd El-Wakil Mohammed -- Part 4: Sectoral Dimensions of International -- 10. Comparison of Trade Complementarities and Similarities between India and ASEAN Countries -- B. P. Sarath Chandran and P. K. Sudarsan -- 11. ASEAN–India Free Trade Agreements and Plantations: Beyond Casual Observations and Common sense -- K. J. -- 12. RTAs: The Way Forward for India -- Prahalathan S. Iyer -- 13. ASEAN–India FTA: Sensitivity Analysis of the Textiles and Clothing Sector of India -- P. Nayak and Shakeel -- 14. Impacts of Foreign Investment on Indian Auto Industry -- Badri Narayanan G. and Pankaj Vashisht -- Part 5: Some Legal and Other Economic Issues of the WTO Process -- 15. Escape Clauses under WTO: Complementary or Contradictory to the Liberalisation of International Trade in Goods -- Mohammad Alhihi -- 16. National Treatment Violations: Lessons from Competition Law -- Anton P. Petrov -- 17. Multilateralism Under GATT–WTO Regime: A Conceptual and Methodological Investigation -- Naushad Ali Azad -- 18. India’s Position in Doha Development Round of WTO: An Assessment -- Nilanjan Banik -- About the Editors -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
Shahid Ahmed is Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
Shahid Ashraf is Professor, Finance and Industry, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.