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Book Launch: Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development

Date and Time: Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (light reception to follow)


Location: Auditorium J1-050, World Bank J Building, 18th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (enter through the InfoShop, on the southeast corner of 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW or through the lobby at 701 18th Street, NW)

Are preferential trade agreements becoming tools for development?

The WTO Doha round of multilateral negotiations is stalled. Is economic integration becoming less a priority? The continued rise of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) suggests that this is actually not the case. In a fast-changing landscape, what are the current trends of regional integration? What are the intentions of the key players susceptible to alter the global picture? How should developing countries respond to reap the benefits of increasingly deep and comprehensive PTAs?


Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, World Bank


Jean-Pierre Chauffour, Lead Economist & Regional Trade Coordinator, Middle East & North Africa Region, World Bank

Jean-Christophe Maur, Senior Economist, Growth & Competitiveness, World Bank Institute, World Bank


Uri Dadush, Senior Associate and Director, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Muni Figueres, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States, Former Minister of Trade

Pravin Krishna, Professor, Economics Department, Johns Hopkins University

Susan C. Schwab, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Ambassador and Former US Trade Representative

For more information on this event, please visit the InfoShop website. 

See this WBI News & Announcement to learn more about the book, and for links to purchase, review, and download it.