Blogs by WTI researchers


Blogs and opinion pieces

Recent blogs and opinion pieces by WTI researchers:

Enhancing Trade Supply Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Blog post by Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman and Aydin Yildirim for Global Policy

Child Labour in Agriculture – Trade Issue
Blog post by Christian Häberli in for the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition by FAO

Level playing field rules and labour protection
Blog post by Prof. Dr. Damian Raess in The UK in a Changing Europe. 20 April 2020

How home country measures can promote foreign direct investment in poor economies
Op-ed piece by Rodrigo Polanco in Trade For Development News. 7 January 2020

Digitally transforming Sudan's economy
Op-ed piece by Juan Felipe, Rodrigo Lopez and Craig Atkinson in Trade For Development News. 4 November 2019

GCM Indicators: Objective 2: Minimize the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin
Blog post by Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Aylin Yildiz, RLI Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration. 8 August 2019

Algorithms could give the world its first ‘born digital’ free trade agreement in Africa
Blog post by Craig Atkinson in LSE Business Review. 19 July 2019

Seven months until Appellate Body apocalypse: time to prepare for the worst case
A Maastricht University blog post by Jens Hillebrand Pohl. 7 May 2019

Might WTO Law Prevent Climate Change Mitigation Affecting Agricultural Trade?
A Guest Post by Dr. Christian Häberli in International Economic Law and Policy Blog. 23 April 2019

UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) – an Effective Instance of Multi-Level Governance or Catalyst for Externalization? (Part 2)
Blog post by Marion Panizzon and Daniela Vitiello. 17 April 2019

The WTO Panel Ruling on the National Security Exception: Has the Panel ‘Cut’ the Baby in Half?
Blog post by Iryna Bogdanova in EJIL: Talk! 12 April 2019

UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) – Towards a Legal Regime Governing International Migration? (Part 1)
Blog post by Marion Panizzon and Daniela Vitiello. 11 April 2019

Indicators for Objective 18: Invest in skills development and facilitate mutual recognition of skills, qualifications and competences
Blog post written by Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Ms. Aylin Yildiz. May 14, 2019

WTO Dispute on the US Human Rights Sanctions is Looming on the Horizon
Blog post by Iryna Bogdanova in EJIL: Talk! 31 January 2019

Schweizer Politiker verkennen den Ernst der Lage
Opinion piece by Thomas Cottier on the EU-US trade dispute published in the Handelszeitung. 12 July 2018

From Facilitation 2.0 to trade policy 3.0: Opportunities to expand and extend the rules of global trade
Opinion piece by Craig Atkinson in ICTSD blog. 11 June 2018

Mejoras salariales y acuerdos comerciales: México ante la renegociación del TLCAN
Blog in Spanish by Juan Flores Zendejas, University of Geneva, and Damian Raess. 8 May 2018

Disruptive trade technologies will usher in the ‘internet of rules’
Blog article by Craig Atkinson published in LSE Business Review. 26 April 2018

Labour clauses in trade agreements promote Southern exports to the North
Column in VOX EU by Céline Carrère, Marcelo Olarreaga and Damian Raess. 15 December 2017

New raw materials dispute revives trade tensions between China and the US/EU
A guest blog by Ilaria Espa on the International Economic Law and Policy Blog. 2 September 2016

TPP may benefit both global businesses and the developing countries where they operate
Blog referring to the DESTA database by Leonardo Baccini. 23 September 2015

Renewable Electricity Tax Exemption Scheme and Legally Available Instruments of Addressing Domestic Competitiveness Concerns: An Assessment of Policy Space under WTO law and Swiss-EU FTA
Legal Opinion by T. Cottier, I. Espa and K. Holzer for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). 8 March 2015

Ich. Heute. 10 vor 8. Kopier oder stirb!
Südkorea hat es in kürzester Zeit von einem Entwicklungsland zur Industrienation geschafft. Wie? Durch intelligentes Kopieren. Blog by Dannie Jost. 14 July 2014

Ich. Heute. 10 vor 8. Ach, analog, digital — Quanten! Blitzkurs für alle Feinde des Digitalen und Technologieverächter
Blog by Dannie Jost. 15 January 2014