Monthly Archives: February 2013

Statistics for (non-mathematical) trade analysts

I teach a ‘sum­mer inten­sive’ grad­u­ate course in Trade Research Meth­ods at the Uni­ver­sity of Ade­laide. In five days we cover every­thing from the role of evi­dence in pub­lic pol­icy to how to write a report that your boss will read (and even under­stand). Most of my stu­dents have no for­mal train­ing in sta­tis­tics (or […]

Is it time for WTO 2.0?

Richard Bald­win, whose writ­ing I like and whose schol­ar­ship I respect, thinks so. But I dis­agree for rea­sons I spell out (after sum­ma­riz­ing RB’s argu­ment) in my paper that you can down­load here In brief: if we could really do what needs to be done in a WTO 2.0, then we wouldn’t need WTO 2.0 to […]