Eminent call-girls

Aaargh! Yet anoth­er knee-jerk call in the Finan­cial Times for “wise” men (and women) to guide WTO out of it’s slough. Third, in lieu of the WTO min­is­te­r­i­...

Invisible magic

The hall­mark of glob­al eco­nom­ic inte­gra­tion is the smear­ing of ori­gin. Most of the inter­est­ing things we import com­prise com­po­nent parts or oth­er ...

The future of longevity

While there is so lit­tle activ­i­ty on trade agree­ments or nego­ti­a­tions and only promis­es of inno­va­tion in trade pol­i­cy, I’ve been pay­ing clos­er att...

The world is not flat

The World Development Report 2009 is a wonderful excursion through economic geography: with some interesting background papers too (like this from Marius Brul...

Borders matter

One of the cen­tral con­tentions of my book Glob­al Trade Advo­cate is that bor­ders have grown in impor­tance as a con­se­quence of the eco­nom­ic process­es a...