Category Archives: Aid for Trade

Giving cash for Xmas (and as a form of Aid)

The economics of gift giving by Marginal Revolution. There are two problems with giving presents. The first one is the knowledge problem – “how do I really know what the person wants”. The second one is the incentive problem – … Continue reading

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How does trade policy support food security?

I attended a meeting at FAO last week. The Committee on Commodity Problems held an event in which experts from WTO and other trade related organizations discussed the linkages between trade and agricultural policy. The impact of climate change on agriculture … Continue reading

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Talking trash in Geneva

Last week, I participated in a panel hosted by the WTO to explore the linkages between trade and waste. This press release from the WTO captures some of the main points from the presentations which ranged from the challenges of … Continue reading

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Climate change and the commodity trade

The Swiss Research Institute of Commodities Foundation (SRIC) is an organization established to promote research on commodity training, finance and shipping. Last night, I attended a lecture SRIC organized in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change and the role … Continue reading

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How trade can fight climate change

On Monday, ITC and the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group hosted a dialogue on trade and climate change at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the role that trade can … Continue reading

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