Discussion Papers


Abstract: This paper summarizes the conceptual rationale for investment liberalization to fully exploit the potential of regional trading arrangements.


Abstract: The prospective entry of generic dominated Indian pharmaceutical sector in the ambit of new technologies is likely to give filip to emergence of strong biopharmaceutical sector.It is pertinent in this context to draw a p


Discussion Paper: # 122

Community-based Rights and IPR Regime: Revisiting the Debate

by Srividhya Ragavan & Jamie Mayer


Discussion Paper: # 121

India’s Rising Role in Asia

by Mukul G. Asher


Discussion Paper: # 120

Relevance of ‘Policy Space’ for Development: Implications for Multilateral Trade Negotiations

by Nagesh Kumar and Kevin P. Gallagher


Discussion Paper: # 119

India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Six Years Performance and Beyond

by Saman Kelegama And Indra Nath Mukherji

Abstract: India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement signed in1998 was a pioneering attempt in the direction of trade liberalization in South Asian region.


Abstract: Several South Asian countries have joined the current wave of bilateral and sub-regional free trade agreements (FTA) in the region.

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Discussion Paper: # 116

Addressing Global Growth Asymmetries through Regional Trade Integration: Some Explorations

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.