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9 April 2002

Launch of new journal

Geneva, April 9, 2002 — WTO Director-General Mike Moore announced today the launch of a new scholarly journal, the World Trade Review, as a joint initiative between the WTO and Cambridge University Press (CUP).

“The mission of this Journal is to publish peer-reviewed articles which contribute to public discussion and debate about the multilateral trading system”, said Mr Moore. “Though it is an initiative of the WTO Secretariat, in close collaboration with CUP, the Journal has an independent editorial policy and board. The aim of the Journal is to deepen understanding of issues facing the international trading system through critical analysis and constructive debate”.

The World Trade Review, with three issues per year, will invite articles from a wide range of specialists world-wide which address trade issues from economic, legal, political and inter-disciplinary perspectives. A rigorous peer review process will assure that articles meet high standards in terms of theoretical and methodological rigour.

Articles in the first issue of the Journal include:

  • The World Trade Organization's Legitimacy Crisis, by Dan Esty
  • Strengthening the Global Architecture for Development: the Post Doha Agenda, by Bernard Hoekman
  • Why are Safeguards Under the WTO so Unpopular? by Chad P. Bown
  • Cross-Agreement Complaints Before the Appellate Body: a case-study of the EC-Asbestos Dispute, by Joost Paulwelyn
  • Long Run Trends in World Trade and Income, by Douglas A Irwin.
  • Perceptions About the WTO Trade Institutions, by John H. Jackson

For more information on the World Trade Review please contact Mr. Jean-Guy Carrier at the WTO, phone number +41 22 739 5439.