Here is the paper I presented today to the Melbourne University Center for Public Policy seminar on the Future of the Multilateral Trade System. It asks would ‘critical mass’ agreements—as recommended by the Warwick Commission—reinforce (‘fuse’) the WTO’s Single Undertaking or would they tend to pull it apart (‘fission’)? I welcome your comments.
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher