Articles by Bibek Debroy

Policymaking and Protectionism

CANCUN, Mexico -- Tariffs and non-tariff barriers (NTBs) on industrial products had historically been the focus of GATT negotiations. In today's Cancun jargon, these are market access negotiations on non-agricultural products. At the plenary session to the Fifth M Read More

Lateral Moves

The Fifth WTO Ministerial is being held in Cancun. Anything done through the WTO (or through its forerunner, GATT) represents multilateral liberalization. In contrast, free trade agreements (FTAs) represent less-than-multilateral liberalization. Sometimes, they ar Read More

'A Tryst With Destiny'

Let's begin at the beginning and that, for me, lies in a quote. "Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but... Read More

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