In the view of the Selection Panel, the paper provides a useful reminder that while, for most non-tariff barriers (NTBs), it is possible to quantify the tariff rate that reduces trade by the same amount (the so called "tariff equivalent"), this is not an accurate measurement because how the NTB impacts the economy is of a different nature. He is currently assistant Professor of Economics at Singapore Management University.
The example of standards highlighted in the paper emphasizes this point. The Selection Panel for 2018 comprised Avinash Dixit (Emeritus Professor of Economics, Princeton University), Robert Koopman (Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO), Robert Staiger (Professor of Economics, Dartmouth University) and Alberto Trejos (Professor of Economics, INCAE Business School).
WTO Essay Award 2019 for Young Economists The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2019 WTO Essay Award.
The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.
WTO Prize Meredith Startz The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade Jingting Fan (honourable mention)Talent, Geography, and Offshore R&D Zheli He (honourable mention)Trade and Real Wages of the Rich and Poor: Cross-Country Evidence WTO Prize Matthieu Bellon Trade Liberalization and Inequality: a Dynamic Model with Firm and Worker Heterogeneity Eunhee Lee (honourable mention)Trade, Inequality, and the Endogenous Sorting of Heterogeneous Workers Conference of 2006 in Vienna and until the Conference in 2012, an annual Prize has been awarded by Professor Hylke Vandenbussche of the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) for the best paper in a specified research area.
The Selection Panel also gave an honourable mention as runner-up to Yuan Mei of the University of Chicago for his work entitled "Regulatory Protection and the Role of International Cooperation".The paper must address issues related to trade policy and international trade co-operation.The author(s) of the paper must possess or be engaged in the completion of a Ph D and, if over 30 years of age, be no more than two years past a Ph D defence.For example, regarding Mexico’s car exports, “the U. accounts for a colossal 74% of the foreign inputs embedded in Mexican vehicles sold to U. consumers but for only 18% of the inputs of those sold to German consumers.” Similarly, the share of German inputs is much higher in cars exported to Germany than in those exported to the United States. He is currently a IES post-doctoral fellow in Princeton University.The paper shows that members of GVCs are substantially more integrated with one another than traditional measures have shown, with the implication that the traditional study of GVCs substantially under-estimates the cost of GVCs being disrupted. He will be joining Dartmouth College as Assistant Professor in 2019.The paper considers various approaches to handling the regulatory inefficiencies that arise when there is a lack of coherence in policy making, and identifies conditions where the national treatment rule (the principle of giving others the same treatment as one's own nationals) can achieve efficiency in regulations and where it cannot.The paper shows that while the gains from national treatment are relatively small, the potential gains from international cooperation in standards regulation can be very large. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018.Only the author(s) of short-listed essays will be notified.The winning essay will be published in the WTO Working Paper Series and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to endeavour to secure publication of the contribution in a journal. Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format: 1. the CV of the author(s), specifying (i) current affiliation(s), (ii) the academic institution awarding the Ph D, (iii) the year (or the expected year) of the Ph D, (iv) the date of birth of the author(s).The panel comprises: Dr Robert Koopman (Director of the WTO's Economic Research and Statistics Division) is ex officio member of the panel.Dr Roberta Piermartini (Chief of the WTO's Trade Cost Analysis Section) coordinates the work of the selection panel.