Trade

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

The 'Belt and Road Initiative' and comparative regional productivity in China

We study potential internal effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These effects may occur sooner than the international effects, since they face no...

How does China–Pakistan Economic Corridor show the limitations of China's ‘One Belt One Road’ model

Under ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, China has introduced a new model of economic development of cross‐continental connectivity. With all its promising...

United States–China trade: President Trump's misunderstandings

President Trump’s analysis of the persistent United States–China trade imbalance reveals fundamental misunderstandings of basic economics. During the 2016...

Assessing the efficiency costs of Vietnam's ‘missing’ small and medium sized enterprises: a panel data investigation

This article investigates whether there are efficiency costs associated with the pronounced rightward skew in the firm size distribution, or Vietnam’s ...

Multilateralism and regionalism in the South Pacific: World Trade Organization and regional fora as complementary institutions for trade facilitation

As World Trade Organization (WTO) membership becomes almost universal, the Pacific island countries stand out as the largest group of outsiders. As the...

Australia's productivity: some insights from productivity analysis

Since the turn of the century, multifactor productivity has stagnated. Australia’s income growth was supported until recent years by strong growth in the...

Australia in the Asian Century

The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, published in 2012, argued that fundamental policy and attitudinal changes would be required if...

Exploring the links between bilateral and regional trade agreements and merchandise trade

Over 200 bilateral and regional trade agreements are currently in force, yet their impact remains a topic of debate. We analyse effects of 27 agreements...

Strengthening trade and health governance capacities to address non-communicable diseases in Asia: challenges and ways forward

Trade liberalisation is a driver of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in Asia through its role in facilitating the growth of the region’s...

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