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Realizing Europe’s Soft Power in External Cooperation and Trade

Deliverables

Paper summarizing evolution of the coverage and approaches of EU ex ante trade impact assessments over time

Paper summarizing evolution of the coverage and approaches of EU ex ante trade impact assessments over time

Policy briefs UBERN

Policy briefs summarizing the findings of deliverables

Literature overview

Report providing: (i) an overview of the literature classifying the relevant policies and of associated available datasets on tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, trade and investment promotion, technical assistance programmes; (ii) an overview of the literature on the trade trade-related external policies, including related engagement in international institutions, at both EU and Member State level, including associated datasets; (iii) review of Member States’ external economic policies – export and investment promotion programmes, bilateral investment treaties, technical assistance programs and the use of trade related instruments to achieve foreign policy goals, including a detailed mapping of the EU's preferential access criteria and graduation rules over time and across different beneficiary groups and the evolution of EU trade policies towards selected EaP partners. (M12)

Working paper on the differential impacts on economic objectives and selected NTPOs

Working paper on the differential impacts on economic objectives and selected NTPOs of different activities, instruments and allocation criteria applied by the EU, with a focus on how EU & Member States use trade policies and related development assistance.

Working paper reviewing the literature on the application of conditionality

Working paper reviewing the literature on the application of conditionality and issue linkage strategies and their effectiveness, including empirical assessments

Working paper EU trade agreements

Working paper identifying the underlying logic behind different EU trade agreements and linking these to data from DESTA and new data on flanking agreements, including characterization of provisions pertaining to NTPOs and the degree of establishing conditionality, distinguishing between enforceable policy commitments and “soft law” forms of collaboration

Report studying systematic relationships between EU trade policy initiatives and stated objectives

Report studying systematic relationships between EU trade policy initiatives and stated objectives, and providing an assessment of outcomes given these objectives across time and partner countries

Working paper assessing coherence in EU and Member State positions in the G20 on selected key policies such as development, trade and investment issues

Working paper assessing coherence in EU and Member State positions in the G20 on selected key policies such as development, trade and investment issues

Study on coherence of EU trade policy and climate change commitments

Study on coherence of EU trade policy and climate change commitments, including analysis of the structure of EU tariffs, use of trade defence instruments, positions in WTO environmental goods negotiations and impacts of outward foreign direct investment

High-level policy brief

High-level policy brief based on the findings of the project's first year

Working papers on the impact of imposition of regulatory standards by lead firms in value chains

Working papers on the impact of imposition of regulatory standards by lead firms in value chains on realization of selected NTPOs for which requisite data is available for the countries concerned

Report on the external economic strategy of the USA, including changes implemented and/or being considered by the Trump Administration and the implications for the EU

Report on the external economic strategy of the USA, including changes implemented and/or being considered by the Trump Administration and the implications for the EU

Working paper on the EU and WTO legal regime on trade conditionality

Working paper on the EU and WTO legal regime on trade conditionality

Report on coherence between EU development and trade policy with regard to regulatory cooperation under trade agreements

Report on coherence between EU development and trade policy in selected ENP and ACP agreements

Report on compliance with EU/international regulation of 12 Member State Export Credit Agencies

Report on compliance with EU/international regulation of 12 Member State Export Credit Agencies and coherence with EU and Member States external trade strategy

Law and economics working paper on the incentive effects

Law and economics working paper on the incentive effects for trading partners to negotiate agreements that extend beyond the domain where the European Commission has unambiguous exclusive competence and evaluation of the incentive effects of alternative forms of cooperation

Report on China’s external economic strategy towards the EU and towards third countries

Report on China’s external economic strategy towards the EU and towards third countries

Study on the role of Enterprise Europe Network in as a trade and investment promotion tool

Study on the role of Enterprise Europe Network in as a trade and investment promotion tool and its effectiveness as a channel for business associations and chambers of commerce to provide feedback on and influence trade and investment policies

Working paper analysing the effects of graduation criteria and changes in rules of origin

Working paper analysing the effects of graduation criteria and changes in rules of origin over time on recipients’ trade performance

Panel dataset

Panel dataset on NTPO outcome indicators, using existing databases in this area

Database on the pre- and post-EU accession trade structure

A database on the pre- and post-EU accession trade structure vis-à-vis major non-EU partner countries, covering Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithu-ania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia – to be used in WP4

e-book comprising short essays

Collect and compile an e-book comprising short essays received from those of the contact list group who respond to the invitation to contribute when they were initially contacted

Dataset on convergence towards EU trade related norms and policy requirements and NTPOs in ENP countries and accompanying codebook

Dataset on convergence towards EU trade related norms and policy requirements and NTPOs in ENP countries and accompanying codebook

Deliberative workshops

Hold deliberative workshops in Brussels, Budapest, Beijing, Washington DC and in capitals of selected EU member states and EU partner countries – location to be determined based on consultations and availability of local hosting institutions

Executive Training Seminar

Executive Training Seminar

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Publications

Trade and terroir. The political economy of the world’s first geographical indications

Author(s): Giulia Meloni, Johan Swinnen
Published in: Food Policy, Issue 81, 2018, Page(s) 1-20, ISSN 0306-9192
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.10.003

Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

Author(s): Arlan Brucal, Beata Javorcik, Inessa Love
Published in: Journal of International Economics, Issue 121, 2019, Page(s) 103247, ISSN 0022-1996
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.07.002

Aid for trade and international transactions in goods and services

Author(s): Bernard Hoekman, Anirudh Shingal
Published in: Review of International Economics, 2019, ISSN 0965-7576
DOI: 10.1111/roie.12452

Greening the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement, Tariff Concessions, and Policy Likeness

Author(s): Petros C Mavroidis, Damien J Neven
Published in: Journal of International Economic Law, Issue 22/3, 2019, Page(s) 373-388, ISSN 1369-3034
DOI: 10.1093/jiel/jgz018

Open Plurilateral Agreements, International Regulatory Cooperation and the WTO

Author(s): Bernard Hoekman, Charles Sabel
Published in: Global Policy, Issue 10/3, 2019, Page(s) 297-312, ISSN 1758-5880
DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12694

Urgent and Important: Improving WTO Performance by Revisiting Working Practices

Author(s): Bernard Hoekman
Published in: Journal of World Trade, Issue 53:3, 2019, Page(s) 373-394, ISSN 1011-6702

Missing the Bigger Picture: A Population-level Analysis of Transnational Private Governance Organizations Active in the Global South

Author(s): Philip Schleifer, Matteo Fiorini, Luc Fransen
Published in: Ecological Economics, Issue 164, 2019, Page(s) 106362, ISSN 0921-8009
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106362

Gravity estimations with FDI bilateral data : potential FDI effects of deep preferential trade agreements

Author(s): Henk L. M. KOX, Hugo ROJAS-ROMAGOSA
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/70, 2019

Public procurement, regional integration and the belt and road initiative

Author(s): Tania Ghossein, Bernard M. Hoekman and Anirudh Shingal
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/63, 2019

The role of an environmental goods agreement in the quest to improve the regime complex for climate change

Author(s): Jaime DE MELO, Jean-Marc SOLLEDER
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/55, 2019

Preferential Trade Agreements and Multinational Production

Author(s): Sébastien Miroudot, Davide Rigo
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/14, 2019

The RESPECT survey instrument

Author(s): Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Naïs Ralaison, Aydin Yildirim
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/59, 2019

Go ahead and trade : the effect of uncertainty removal in the EU’s GSP scheme

Author(s): Ingo BORCHERT, Mattia DI UBALDO
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2020/15, 2020

Trade wars : nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

Author(s): Eddy Bekkers, Joseph Francois, Douglas Nelson and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/62, 2019

The pre-Trump build-up of trade discrimination : scale, form, and drivers

Author(s): Simon Evenett
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/53, 2019

'We can also do stupid' : the EU's response to America First protectionism

Author(s): Simon Evenett
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/52, 2019

The trade policy of the United States under the Trump administration

Author(s): Craig VanGrasstek
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/11, 2019

Chinese development assistance and household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa

Author(s): Bruno Martorano, Laura Metzger, Marco Sanfilippo
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/09, 2019

Reopening pandora’s box in search of a WTO-compatible industrial policy? : The Brazil – taxation dispute

Author(s): Emanuel Ornelas and Laura Puccio
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/82, 2019

Burning down the house? : the Appellate Body in the centre of the WTO crisis

Author(s): Bernard M. Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/56, 2019

The WTO Government Procurement Agreement as a Commitment Device: A First Appraisal

Author(s): Benedikt Dengler, Bernard Hoekman
Published in: Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Discussion Paper Series, Issue DP13266, 2019

Roads: from trade liberalization to firm productivity

Author(s): Matteo Fiorini, Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram
Published in: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Working Paper Series, Issue 2019/32, 2019

Perspectives on the Soft Power of EU Trade Policy

Author(s): San Bilal, Bernard Hoekman
Published in: voxEU.org eBook, 2019