Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57591
Authors: 
Bagwell, Kyle
Staiger, Robert W.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2009-11
Abstract: 
We consider the purpose and design of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its predecessor, GATT. We review recent developments in the relevant theoretical and empirical literature. And we describe the GATT/WTO architecture and briefly trace its historical antecedents. We suggest that the existing literature provides a useful framework for understanding and interpreting central features of the design and practice of the GATT/WTO, and we identify key unresolved issues.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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