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UN Special Rapporteur on The Challenges of COP21

Jean-Tirole-has-won-the-N-014Could Paris COP21 do better? Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, Jean Tirole was interviewed by Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence School of Regulation, on the UN Climate conference taking place in September.

Recorded at the Tenth Conference on The Economics of Energy and Climate Change, from the Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France. 

Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections: the ballot format and structure

EudoLogo78European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs has just published “Electoral rules and electoral participation in the European elections: the ballot format and structure”, a study by Luciano Bardi and Lorenzo Cicchi whose aim is to assess the feasibility of a harmonisation and “Europeanisation” of the ballots used in the 28 Member States for the election of the European Parliament.

"Reflecting on..."

Leveraging Nairobi for Development 

Hoekman90x110At its 20th anniversary, the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO will take place in Nairobi. It will be the first WTO ministerial on African soil, on the continent where the materialization of the promise of trade and development is most critical.

Of course, there is much to celebrate at the WTO's 20th anniversary from a trade and development perspective. Since 1995, the share of developing countries in world trade has increased to some 50%, with South-South trade today accounting for over a quarter of global trade. The group of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) saw trade expand more rapidly than many other countries, doubling ... [read more]

 Bernard Hoekman and Joakim Reiter



Private Standards—Implications for Trade, Development, and Governance, Vera Helena Thorstensen, Reinhard Weissinger, Xinhua Sun (Publication September 2015) 

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