27 Sep 2013 - 28 Sep 2013

World Trade Forum 2013

Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements

Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) continue to mushroom. New mega agreements are in the pipeline, such as the US-EU Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP). This year’s World Trade Forum brings together leading academics who have been studying the phenomenon of preferential trade agreements. Over two days we will discuss the design and the impact of PTAs from the perspectives of political science, economics and international law. What are the effects domestically, why do we see so much variation, and what is the relationship to the multilateral system: these are some of the guiding questions. The proceedings of the Forum will be published in a book series of the World Trade Forum.


If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Maura Iliuteanu (Maura.Iliuteanu(at)wti.org) indicating your name and affiliation and whether you wish to participate on Friday and/or Saturday. Seating is limited.