Readership: Academics, members of the trade policy community, and international organizations.
Edited by Olivier Cadot, University of Lausanne and CEPR, Antoni Estevadeordal, Inter-American Development Bank, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris-Jourdan, France, and Thierry Verdier, DELTA and CEPR
Review(s) from previous edition"One cannot understand today's multilateral trading system without understanding its web of Preferential Trade Agreements. And one cannot understand these agreements without understanding their Rules of Origin. This collection of original theoretical and empirical papers sheds considerable light on what may well be the most important instrument of trade policy of our times.
- Gene Grossman, Professor of Economics, Princeton University
"Rules of origin are among the least understood and most important elements of free trade agreements. This well organized study presents both a technical and political analysis of their uses and impacts and is a "must read" for anyone responsible for developing, negotiating, or implementing these rules.
" - Carla A. Hills, Former US Trade Representative
"This book by some of the world's leading experts in the field is a state-of-the-art analysis of a complex and oft-neglected aspect of trade policy. With the growth of regionalism, rules of origin become more significant by the day, yet remain poorly understood. The present work goes a long way in remedying this deficiency. It comprises an enticing blend of economic theory and empirical study, together with political economy and development analysis.
" - Patrick Low, Director of Economic Research and Statistics, WTO Secretariat
Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa and Thierry Verdier: Introduction: Rules of Origin in the World Trading System
Rules of Origin: Theoretical Perspectives
1: Kala Krishna: Understanding Rules of Origin
2: Matthias Thoenig and Thierry Verdier: The Impact of Rules of Origin on Strategic Outsourcing: an IO perspective
Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements Around the World
3: Antoni Estevadeordal and Kati Suominen: Mapping and Measuring Rules of Origin Around the World
4: Americo Beviglia-Zampetti and Pierre Sauvé: Rules of Origin for Services: Economic and Legal Considerations
The Political Economy of Rules of Origin
5: Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal and Akiko Suwa: Rules of Origin as Export Subsidies
6: I.M. Destler: Rules of Origin and US Trade Policy
Measuring the Impact of Rules of Origin
7: Celine Carrere and Jaime de Melo: Are Different Rules of Origin Equally Costly? Estimates from NAFTA
8: Pablo Sanguinetti and E. Bianchi: Implementing PTAs in the Southern Cone Region of Latin America: Rules of Origin
9: Joseph Francois: Preferential Trade Agreements and the Pattern of Production and Trade when Inputs are Differentiated
Rules of Origin and Development
10: Hennie Erasmus, Frank Flatters and Robert Kirk: Rules of Origin as Tools of Development? Some Lessons from SADC
11: Paul Brenton and Takako Ikezuki: Trade Preferences for Africa and the Impact of Rules of Origin