The collapse of the Doha Round hangs heavily over an already troubled world economy. Some have concluded that this failure is simply the result of a lack of political will and a pre-occupation with issues such as terrorism. But as Kent Jones reveals in The Doha Blues, the World Trade Organization needs serious structural changes, not just political backbone. He shows for instance that the WTO--now with 153 members--has become increasingly unwieldy in terms of concluding trade agreements and he suggests that countries organize around specific platform positions, a strategy that would make the "holy grail" of consensus once again possible. Jones also argues for financial support for poorer countries so that they can participate effectively in negotiations and he contends that the principle of the "single undertaking" (that "there is no agreement until everything is agreed") has become a serious and perhaps crippling constraint, and must be modified. Jones is a leading authority on trade policy and his book illuminates the real stumbling blocks to trade liberalization and highlights the way around them.
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Kent Jones is Professor of Economics at Babson College and the author of Who's Afraid of the WTO?
"Comprehensive yet highly accessible, Kent Jones has produced a volume that will occupy the front shelves of those involved with world trade for decades to come. For the entrepreneur and trade negotiator, a handy reference source on the history and future of the GATT and WTO; for the academic, one-stop course material and a gateway to the relevant scholarly literature; and for the concerned citizen, the essential "back story" behind the daily headlines. Highly recommended and easily consumed." --William J. Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World and co-principal, Efficient Frontier Advisors
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