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Journal Article

Welfare gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz models: Comparisons grounded on gravity

Edward J. Balistreri
 & 
David G. Tarr
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Monday, April 25, 2022
Research Brief

Something Fishy in Seafood Trade?

Globally, each year, contaminated food causes almost 1 in 10 people to fall ill and 420,000 deaths, highlighting the safety of food imports. But, with the increased role of international trade in our food system, food import rejects may be subject to pressure for import protection. In this article, authors explore whether the application of food import rules has been influenced by demand for protection. 

Lia Nogueira
 | 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Policy Brief

Is the United States Trying to Undermine the WTO?

Balistreri investigates the WTO’s dispute-settlement mission, which is now under significant threat through the United States’ blocking of new appointments to its Appellate Body. Without an operating Appellate Body the technical process for resolving disputes hits a dead end and effectively allows the US to avoid its agreed commitments to an orderly global trading system.

Edward J. Balistreri
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Monday, March 28, 2022
Journal Article

The other trade war: Quantifying the Korea-Japan trade dispute

In mid-2019 a new trade war between Korea and Japan started heating up, while the U.S.-China trade war held the spotlight. This paper documents the recent Korea-Japan trade dispute and quantifies its economic impacts. 

Edward Balistreri
 & 
Sangho Shin
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Monday, February 7, 2022
Policy Brief

Recapping the effects of the U.S. sugar program

The U.S. sugar program relies on import quotas and domestic supply controls to keep producer prices elevated. John Beghin evaluates the effects of this program, including its impact on consumers and the food processing industry.

John Beghin
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Research Brief

Trade Agreements in the Last 20 Years: Retrospect and Prospect for Agriculture

In a new paper for EuroChoices, Yeutter Institute authors John Beghin and Jill O’Donnell review major developments in trade in the last 20 years, paying particular attention to agriculture and how the World Trade Organization can adjust to new circumstances.

John Beghin
 & 
Jill O'Donnell
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Research Brief

A Perfect Storm in Fertilizer Markets

Agriculture producers worldwide are facing higher fertilizer prices. The World Bank reported a 66% increase in fertilizer prices in 2021 and anticipates potassium fertilizer prices to sharply increase in 2022. What explains these steep increases in most fertilizer prices?

John Beghin
 & 
Lia Nogueira
 | 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Working Paper

Economic Impacts of Investment Facilitation

After the successful adoption of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in 2014, investment facilitation is gaining importance as the next policy priority for international negotiation under the World Trade Organization. This working paper examines the impacts of a potential Investment Facilitation for Development agreement.

Edward J. Balistreri
 & 
Zoryana Olekseyuk
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Monday, May 10, 2021