The Cost of Compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Low-Income Countries: A Strategy for Reorganization of the Supply Chain Author: Mehdi Shafaeddin

  • February 21, 2009
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Publisher: Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 978-983-2729-46-4 About the book In addition to international prices negatively affected by agricultural support measures in developed countries, exports of food products from developing countries run up against a formidable hurdle in the form of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures imposed for health and safety reasons in importing developed countries. The cost of complying with these often stringent SPS standards is highly burdensome, particularly for low-income countries, while non-compliance would entail a damaging loss of export earnings. In considering the case of Ethiopia, a large low-income country heavily dependent on agricultural exports, the author…

The Cost Of Compliance With Sanitary And Phytosanitary Measures In Low-Income Countries: A Strategy For Reorganization Of The Supply Chain Author: Mehdi Shafaeddin

The Current Global Financial Turmoil and Asian Developing Countries Author : Yilmaz Akyuz

Publisher:  Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 978-983-2729-35-8 About the Book The world economy is now in difficult straits as a result of the financial turmoil sparked by the subprime crisis in the United States. In this turbulent environment, prospects for sustaining global growth and stability seem to hinge more than ever on developing countries, particularly the emerging-market economies of Asia. This paper contends that the current difficulties are linked to prior financial excesses and regulatory shortcomings which led to a buildup of vulnerabilities in financial and asset markets. The extent to whichthe Asian countries can decouple their growth from this…

The Current Global Financial Turmoil And Asian Developing Countries Author : Yilmaz Akyuz

Is Industrial Policy Relevant in the 21st Century? Author : Mehdi Shafaeddin

Publisher: Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 978-983-2729-33-4 About the Book The author argues, in this study, that in recent decades the need for industrial policy in developing countries has increased because of globalization and the evolving nature of the world economy. This is because international production and trade have been increasingly dominated by large transnational corporations, technological innovation has accelerated and production has become more knowledge-intensive. Yet, developing-country governments' capacity to promote the entry of domestic firms into this competitive environment has been eroded. It has been eroded by international trade rules and conditionalities imposed by international financial institutions and…

Is Industrial Policy Relevant In The 21st Century? Author : Mehdi Shafaeddin

Growth Divergences – Explaining Differences in Economic Performance Edited by José Antonio Ocampo, Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Rob Vos

Publishers: Orient Longman, Zed Books and Third World Network Published in association with the United Nations ISBN: 978 1 84277 881 4 About the book Unlike the 1950s and 1960s, when the rising tide of economic growth lifted most economics, the last three decades have been characterized by a paradox of greater international economic integration as well as divergent economic growth performances. In recent years, most developing countries have grown faster than the developed economies. But the converse has been true in the 1980s and 1990s, except for a number of mostly Asian developing economies.Hence, the growing North-South gap of…

Growth Divergences – Explaining Differences In Economic Performance Edited By José Antonio Ocampo, Jomo Kwame Sundaram And Rob Vos

Flat World, Big Gaps: Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty & Inequality Edited by Jomo K.S. with Jacques Baudot

Publisher: Third World Network (Published in association with the United Nations) ISBN: 9781842778340 About the Book Many mainstream economists have claimed that globalization creates worldwide growth, and that economic liberalization will lead to economic convergence and lower inequality. It is now clear that since the 1980s the world economy has experienced slower growth as well as greater inequalities at the national level.The research in this volume provides rigorous empirical analyses of how economic liberalization has actually affected inequality, poverty and development in recent decades. Avoiding polemics and rhetoric, the book provides a balanced account of recent trends, the effects of…

Flat World, Big Gaps: Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty & Inequality Edited By Jomo K.S. With Jacques Baudot

International Finance and Development Edited by Jose Antonio Ocampo, Jan Kregel and Stephany Griffith-Jones

Publisher: Third World Network (Published in association with the United Nations) ISBN-10: 1842778625 ISBN-13: 978-1842778623 About the Book International Finance and Development offers a comprehensive survey of the major financing issues influencing economic development since the historic Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development in 2002. As most recent international private capital flows have been unlikely to significantly enhance new productive investments in the developing countries, it is necessary to design appropriate mechanisms to ensure they contribute to development. However, recent trends in official development financing offer some grounds for optimism, although much more needs to be done. External…

International Finance And Development Edited By Jose Antonio Ocampo, Jan Kregel And Stephany Griffith-Jones

The East Asian Development Experience Author : Ha-Joon Chang

  • December 12, 2006
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Published by: Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 983-2729-72-6 About the Book Today East Asia is the richest part of the world outside the old industrial centres of Western Europe and North America. Despite political authoritarianism, human rights violations, corruption, repression of labour unions, gender discrimination and mistreatment of ethnic minorities, the citizens of the East Asian economies have experienced improvements in income and general well-being unparalleled in human history. In this book, Ha-Joon Chang provides a fresh analysis of this spectacular growth. He considers East Asian economies' unorthodox methods, and their rejection of 'best practice' and so-called Washington Consensus policies.…

The East Asian Development Experience Author : Ha-Joon Chang

Turkey and the IMF: Macroeconomic Policy, Patterns of Growth and Persistent Fragilities Author : By Independent Social Scientists' Alliance of Turkey

Published by : Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 983-2729-54-8 About the Book The Independent Social Scientists’ Alliance was formed by a group of academicians and researchers in November 2000. The main aim of the Alliance is to provide academic resistance to counter the neo-liberal assault on Turkey’s economic and political independence and social welfare. As imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the international financial institutions, the conditionalities of neo-liberal globalization aim at redesigning Turkey’s role in the international division of labour, with the explicit objective of turning its national economy…

Turkey And The IMF: Macroeconomic Policy, Patterns Of Growth And Persistent Fragilities Author : By Independent Social Scientists' Alliance Of Turkey