Ideas to Action:

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Publications

 

December 10, 2011

A China Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations - Working Paper 277

Until recently, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been an effective framework for cooperation because it has continually adapted to changing economic realities. The current Doha Agenda is an aberration because it does not reflect one of the biggest shifts in the international economic and trading system: the rise of China.

Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
June 9, 2011

Better Factories Cambodia: An Instrument for Improving Industrial Relations in a Transnational Context - Working Paper 256

This paper analyses the case of the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) project as a transnational instrument to create the institutional space for industrial relations in Cambodia. Based on the principle of social dialogue among the social partners as well as with global buyers, BFC’s multistakeholder approach reaches beyond the workplace and may be a key instrument of industrial relations because it bridges the gap between the sphere of production and that of consumption.

Arianna Rossi and Raymond Robertson