Methods & Applications in Trade Policy Research
About the Book:
The present book is an attempt to understand and discuss various frontier methodologies in trade empirics keeping latest developments in trade theory and trade policy in mind. It provides an elaborate discussion on various empirical tools available in the area of trade policy research including discussion on developments in trade theory and gravity modeling. The book, among other topics, also covers the role of the WTO and discusses various negotiating positions of countries on matters related to GATS and TRIPS and has a chapter on trade costs and gravity analysis which ends up doing trade growth accounting of india with its various trading partners. The book pays special attention to the use of computable general equilibrium analysis in understanding the various benefits and costs of countries aligning under free trade agreements with other countries and regional group. The main purpose of the book is to guide the researchers working in the area of international trade, especially focused on empirical analyses of trade policy issues, in updating their knowledge on issues related to trade theory, empirical methods and their applications. The book would prove useful for policy makers, academics, researchers & docents and general readers.
1. Understanding the World Trade Organization 2. Advances in International Trade Theory and Methods in Trade Policy Research 3. Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in Trade Policy 4. Trade Costs, its Determinants and Trade Growth Accounting: An Empirical Exercise of India within Asia 5. Impact of Tariff Liberalization Between India and China: An Application of Partial and General Equilibrium Tool 6. Hypotheses in Trade Theory: Validity Check for India 7. Spill-Over Effects of FDI on Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Firms 8. Future Avenues in Trade Policy Research, References.
About the Editors:
Dr. Somesh K. Mathur is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Kanpur, India. His main area of interest is the empirical analysis of international trade and applied econometrics. He teaches international economics and econometrics to UG, PG and PhD students at IIT Kanpur. Dr. Mathur has written 7 books on subjects varying from growth convergence, IT Policy and Trade Issues. Dr. Mathur has published in refereed national and international journals. His detailed CV can be found at: http://web.iitk.ac.in/j uly1 4iitkn/data/resu me_faculty/someshCVu pdatedjan201 6. pdf
Mr. Rahul Arora is a Senior Ph.D. student in Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India. His broader area of research is Quantitative analysis of International Trade. For His PhD work, he is working on the General Equilibrium evaluation of proposed RTAs using GTAP model.
Mr. Sarbjit Singh is a Senior Ph.D. student in Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India. His broader area of research is Quantitative analysis of International Trade. For His PhD work, he is working on the calculation of Trade Costs and their impact on Trade Flows. His detailed academic profile is available at: http://www.iitk.ac.in/new/sarbjit-singh.