Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74219
Authors: 
Filippis, Fabrizio De
Costantini, Valeria
Crescenzi, Riccardo
Salvatici, Luca
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 99.2005
Abstract: 
The paper aims at understanding the structural features of the bargaining coalitions in the Doha Round of the WTO. We provide an empirical assessment of the preferences of each negotiating actor looking at general economics indicators, development levels, structure of the agricultural sectors, and trade policies for agricultural products. Bargaining coalitions are analyzed by grouping countries through a cluster analysis procedure. The clusters are compared with existing coalitions, in order to assess their degree of internal homogeneity as well as their common interests. Such a comparison allows the detection of possible “defectors”, i.e. countries that according to their economic conditions and policies seem to be relatively less committed to the positions of the coalition they join.
Subjects: 
Agricultural trade negotiations
Bargaining coalitions
WTO
Cluster analysis
JEL: 
F13
Q17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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