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Dialogue on the economic and development implications of the Doha Round

A dialogue on the economic and development implications of the Doha Round was held at the WTO on 22 March 2010. The event was jointly organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, the Petersen Institute for International Economics, the World Bank and the WTO Secretariat.

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The dialogue took the form of a panel discussion of papers prepared by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the World Bank.

Presentations

Jeffrey Schott (Senior Fellow), Petersen Institute for International Economics
“Potential Upside to the Doha Round”
Background paper: Figuring Out the Doha Round, prepared by the Petersen Institute for International Economics

David Laborde (Research Fellow), International Food Policy Research Institute
“Why Doha Matters”
Background paper: Conclude Doha, It Matters, prepared by the World Bank
Presentation: Implications of the 2008 Agricultural and NAMA Modalities for Developing Countries, by David Laborde, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe

Commentators

Sam Laird, Special Professor of International Economics, University of Nottingham
Deb Bhattacharya, Special Adviser on Least Developed Countries, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Faizel Ismail, Head, South African Delegation to the WTO

Chair

Miguel Rodriguez Mendoza, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development