Economic Paper

Navigating Uncertainty

Publication date: 26 March 2018
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Navigating Uncertainty offers timely and expert commentary on how a new UK trade policy towards the EU and developing countries could be designed and implemented. The essays unbundle complex issues and offer a context for the current debate, as well as providing a framework within which to assess and discuss the ongoing negotiations.

Key Issues in Natural Resource Taxation and Revenue Management in the Commonwealth

Contibutors: Daniel Wilde
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This Economic Paper analyses key issues in natural resource taxation and revenue management and recommends policies that can improve countries’ economic performance. The discussion draws on economic theory, empirical evidence and the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Prioritising the Implementation of International Financial Regulation

Publication date: 20 July 2015
Format: E-book, Paperback

Presents a risk-based framework for implementing international financial regulation within national economies, in particular in small states. It includes case studies to illustrate how the framework can be integrated with standard setting processes to improve outcomes for small states.

Assessment of Debt Restructuring Operations in Commonwealth Small States

Contibutors: Michele Robinson
Publication date: 29 May 2015
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This paper highlights the concerns of Commonwealth small states about unsustainable debt burdens and the emerging challenges to their overall debt sustainability. It offers key lessons learned from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Seychelles.

Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States

Publication date: 1 June 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

About one fifth of all politically independent countries are small island developing states. For these countries, sustainable development is not a matter of choice, it is imperative. This book seeks to initiate a debate on how to support a new wave of action for sustainable development.

Trading on Commonwealth Ties

Contibutors: Chris Milner
Publication date: 1 February 2008
Format: Paperback

What are the characteristics of current intra-Commonwealth trade, and how can it be encouraged to grow? Trading on Commonwealth Ties identifies opportunities for stimulating trade within the Commonwealth, but warns against setting up a free trade agreement across the member states.

International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

Contibutors: Kamal Saggi
Publication date: 1 April 2004
Format: Paperback

This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.

Marginalisation of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade

Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

There are indisputable concerns over the ineffective participation of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the process of global integration, and their failure to derive benefits from the ongoing process of trade liberalisation and globalisation.

Agricultural Export Subsidies and Developing Countries’ Interests

Contibutors: Chris Milner, Wyn Morgan
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

A new impetus has been given to faltering WTO trade discussions by the recent EU mandate supporting the liberalisation of agricultural trade policies and removal of export subsidies on agricultural products, within an environment in which all countries start reforming their trade policies.

Agriculture in the Doha Round

Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

In 2003 the WTO Ministerial Meeting at Cancun failed to achieve any significant progress on the liberalisation of agricultural markets in developed or developing countries. If the present round of negotiations is to be successful, it must continue the momentum for reform achieved through the Uruguay Round.