Discussion Paper: # 116
by Ram Upendra Das & Ramaa Sambamurty
Abstract: Globalization process has entailed trade openness, greater emphasis on foreign direct investment, stabilization policies, redefining the role of the state, among others.
Discussion Paper: # 115
by Sachin Chaturvedi
Discussion Paper: # 114
by Rajesh Mehta and S. Narayanan
Abstract: This paper presents a brief non-technical overview of the conceptual basis of RTAs by highlighting the implications of concepts like trade creation and trade diversion.
Discussion Paper: # 113
by Annika Bergman
Abstract: Abstract: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is widely considered to be beneficial for the host economy since it can result in positive externalities (spillover effects) through various transmission channels, for instance, transfer of techn
Discussion Paper: # 112
by Vipul Tuli
Abstract: This paper attempts to convey three key messages: First, we believe interdependence in energy among Asian countries is vital for the economic development of key Asian countries.
Discussion Paper: # 111
by Mukul G. Asher and Amarendu Nandy
Abstract: This paper analyses the implications of differing global demographic trends for India’s competitiveness in outsourcing and offshoring. It also briefly notes the implications of differing demographic trends among the Indian states.
Discussion Paper: # 110
by Muchkund Dubey
Abstract: Developed countries have made a concerted effort to change and dismantle UNCTAD over a period of nearly 15 years. It may take the developing countries many years to revive and reinvent the organization.
Discussion Paper: # 109
by Sachin Chaturvedi
Abstract: The current mandate of the Negotiating Group for Trade Facilitation (NGTF) is to clarify and improve the three articles, viz. Articles V, VIII and X of the GATT 1994.
Discussion Paper: # 108
by Ramgopal Agarwala
Abstract: Despite some recovery in recent years, Central Asian Republics (CARs) remain in difficult economic situation and they present a serious challenge to Asia.
Discussion Paper: # 107
by Ramkishen S. Rajan
Abstract: Ever since the currency crisis of 1997-98 there has been a great deal of interest in enhancing regional economic cooperation in Asia. It is important to keep in mind that economic regionalism is multidimensional nature.