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The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a leading academic institution dedicated to studies, teaching and research in international trade and investment regulation, economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

News and Information Archive

15 Jul 2019 | Publication

The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance

This World Trade Forum volume edited by Manfred Elsig, Michael Hahn and Gabrielle Spilker, published by Cambridge University Press, will be available from August 2019.

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8 Jul 2019 | News

Global Economic Governance Seminar Series: new lecture dates released

Visit our Events page to see the current schedule for the fall lecture series.

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4 Jul 2019 | News

The 2018-19 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

At the end of June, the 2018-19 MILE and TRAIL+ classes finished their programmes with two busy days in Geneva followed by the Closing Ceremony in Bern.

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Latest Publications

15 Jul 2019

The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance

ABSTRACT: Today's trade regime is under pressure. Increasing societal discontent with globalization and increasing disregard for its rules when taking recourse to protectionist measures threaten ...

20 Jun 2019

Please Make Avocados Sustainable Again!

Article excerpt: "Where is the Problem? The production of three avocados (1kg) requires one thousand liters of water. No problem if and where rains are ...

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