Latin America: Its Future in the Global Economy

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
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Latin America: It's Future in the Global Economy is a timely contribution to the effort to meet the complex challenges entailed in Latin America's increasing participation in world markets. Taking into account the recent changes in the region and a future WTO conference, twelve economists and two international trade lawyers provide a framework for the analysis of trade negotiations by identifying key points of disagreement among trading partners, and discuss controversial issues such as the environment, labour and agriculture, exceptional protection, investment, services, e-commerce and the efficiency of the dispute settlement mechanism. The contributors identify the optimum approach for Latin America to take in protecting its interests and enhancing its advantages in global trade, and assess the various tools that negotiators might use during the forthcoming round of multilateral negotiations. They make concrete recommendations concerning trade strategy, policy, implementation and management together with suggestions as to how Latin America and other developing countries can increase their bargaining power in order to deal with new circumstances as they arise.

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DIETER W. BENECKE Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Buenos Aires LUIS FERNANDO JARAMILLO CORREA President, ODINSA Group S.A. Colombia, and Convener, Council of Representatives and Chairman of the Board of Directors, South Center, Geneva JAMES R. HOLBEIN International lawyer and adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center ROBERTO LAVAGNA Professor of Economics, University of Buenos Aires and Ambassador for Argentina in the European Union and Geneva CONSTANTINE MICHALOPOULOS Senior Economic Advisor, World Bank, Brussels DENNIS R. NUXOLL International lawyer, Stewart and Stewart, Washington SARATH RAJAPATIRANA Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute PATRICIA GRAY RICH Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Latin America LUIS A. RIVEROS President, University of Chile and Director, Chilean-Pacific Foundation MARYSE ROBERT Senior Trade Specialist, Trade Unit, Organization of American States (OAS) JOSE-MANUEL SALAZAR-XIRINACHS Director, Trade Unit, Organization of American States and Lecturer, Georgetown University SIR HANS W. SINGER Professor Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, UK SHERRY M. STEPHENSON Deputy Director, Trade Unit, Organization of American States ANABELLE ULATE Professor of Economics, University of Costa Rica ALBERTO VALDES Consultant, Santiago