International trade agreements are one of the most visible and important features of economic policy-making in the contemporary world, but also one of the most controversial. On the one hand, with the negotiation of mega-regional trade agreements like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we are witnessing a wave of unprecedented international economic policy cooperation. On the other hand, multilateral trade agreements seem to be stalled with the failure of the Doha Round. Also recent political developments world-wide (including the Swiss immigration referendum in February 2014, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum in June 2016, and the outcome of the US presidential election) pose new challenges for international cooperation. This workshop aims to foster research in the Economics of International Trade Agreements by bringing together experts from various backgrounds and at different stages of their careers.


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