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21 Aug 2018 | Publication

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) episode features policy paper by Joseph Francois et al.

The policy paper was featured in Season 5, Episode 81 of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which aired on 19 August, 2018. The episode focused on US President Donald Trump’s trade war.

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16 Aug 2018 | Publication

New journal article: Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements (LABPTA): Introducing a New Dataset

The article, by Damian Raess and Dora Sari, was published in Global Policy (2018) by Wiley, and is in free access until the end of September 2018.

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13 Aug 2018 | Publication

New journal article: Empirical estimates of the methane–income elasticity

Journal Article by Octavio Fernández-Amador, Joseph Francois, Doris Oberdabernig and Patrick Tomberger in Economics Letters (Elsevier), Vol. 171 (2018) pp 137-139

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3 Aug 2018 | Event

World Trade Forum 2018: Programme Released

The 2018 World Trade Forum will take place on 28 - 29 September at the EUI in Florence. This year's theme is 'Trade, Development and Sustainability'.

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24 Jul 2018 | News

Society of International Economic Law elects Peter Van den Bossche president

At its 2018 conference in Washington DC from 12 to 14 July, the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) elected Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the World Trade Institute and professor of International Economic Law at the University of Bern, as its president for the next three ...

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17 Jul 2018 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Consuelo Orihuela and Teresa Mera

Consuelo Orihuela and Teresa Mera, both from Peru, attended the MILE on consecutive years and graduated in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Both have gone on to serve in the Peruvian government. In this interview, they talk about their work and how the WTI helped them get to where they are ...

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12 Jul 2018 | News

Trade Policy Under Brexit: Thomas Cottier’s interview with CIGI

In a filmed interview with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Thomas Cottier discusses Brexit and the WTO.

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10 Jul 2018 | Publication

New journal article: Encouraging Sustainable Foreign Investment to the LDCs: Options for Support

No. 3 (2018) Occasional Policy Papers Series On The Least Developed Countries, co-written by Rodrigo Polanco and Americo Zampetti

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9 Jul 2018 | News

WTI opens its doors to summer studies participants

International students from far and wide are converging on Bern for the start of the annual WTI Summer Academy, which offers three weeks of trade and investment-focused teaching from 9 to 27 July.

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5 Jul 2018 | Publication

New book: The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements - 2019

Edited by: Pierre Sauvé, Rodrigo Polanco Lazo, José Manuel Álvarez Zárate This book is part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism. ABSTRACT: This volume focuses on one of the most innovative deep integration constructs, The Pacific Alliance, which aims at expanding the frontiers of trade and investment governance ...

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3 Jul 2018 | News

Master’s programmes draw to a close

The teaching year for students on the 2017-2018 advanced master programmes at the WTI has officially ended with a closing ceremony at the University of Bern.

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27 Jun 2018 | News

WTI professor participates in EU free trade agreements workshop

Damian Raess, a faculty member and research project leader at the WTI, participated as a panellist in a workshop on 'The future of sustainable development chapters in EU free trade agreements' held in Brussels on 19 June.

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26 Jun 2018 | News

WTI alumna receives writing prize for LL.M. thesis at Harvard

Tetyana Payosova, a WTI alumna and researcher, has been awarded the Roger Fisher and Frank E. A. Sander Prize for her LL.M. thesis on ‘Mediation in the Future WTO Dispute Settlement Governance’ by the Harvard Law School in the United States.

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22 Jun 2018 | News

Common Concern conference showcases project conclusions

The WTI’s Common Concern project held a conference at the institute on 22 and 23 June to present its initial conclusions.

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20 Jun 2018 | News

Swiss embassy event marks Joint Academy in India

The Swiss embassy in Delhi marked the latest edition of the WTI-co-organised Joint Summer Academy in India by hosting a reception for participants during the second week. The embassy event was also attended by MILE alumni and other stakeholders.

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12 Jun 2018 | News

WTI doctoral researcher named one of Forbes 30 under 30

Marietta Angeli, a PhD candidate at the World Trade Institute, has been named by Forbes Magazine’s German edition as one of its 30 under 30 influential people in 2018 in the category Science and Health.

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1 Jun 2018 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Miguel Rodriguez Cuadros

A trade lawyer in the private sector, Miguel Rodriguez Cuadros has worked for a number of multinational companies in Switzerland and Germany since graduation. In this interview he traces his professional journey and talks about the challenges of the new era of globalisation.

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30 May 2018 | Publication

New journal article: Missing Investment Treaties

Journal article by Rodrigo Polanco, Valentino Desilvestro and Azernoosh Bazrafkan in Journal of International Economic Law

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8 May 2018 | News

WTI-supported Elsa Moot Court moves into final round

The 16th edition of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition is heading into the final oral round, to be held at the World Trade Organization in Geneva from 19 to 24 June.

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4 May 2018 | News

Job opening: PhD candidate in Law

The WTI is currently recruiting a PhD candidate in Law to work on the research project “Switzerland’s Sustainability Footprint: Economic and Legal Challenges”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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