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Op-Eds and Speeches

"The Case For Larry Summers" The New Republic August 1st 2013

 

"High Tariffs on US Surfboards, Should We Retaliate?" PBS NewsHour April 2013

 

"Do we prosper as others grow?"with Lawrence Edwards, Miami Herald March 14 2013

 

More Aid and More Trade, with Matthew Slaughter, New York Times, June 11th 2011

 

Protecting Open Markets
by Robert Z. Lawrence

Auto-Bailout: Will Americans Demand The Cars Congress Wants the Big Three to Build?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Dec. 2009

A New Trade Plan for South Africa
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Lawrence Edwards, Mail & Guardian Online, 22 May 2008

Much Ado about NAFTA
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Guardian, 7 March 2008



Reports

 

The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012: Reducing Supply Chain Barriers with Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz and Sean Doherty (Geneva: World Economic Forum) 2012

Succeeding in the Global Economy: American Communities Prosperity Initiative
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Grant Aldonas and Matthew Slaughter, The Financial Services Forum, Jan. 2009

Succeding in the Global economy: An Adjustment Assistance Program for American Workers with Grant Aldonas and Matthew Slaughter, The Financial Services Forum, July 2008

Succeeding in the Global Economy: A New Policy Agenda for the American Worker
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Grant Aldonas and Matthew Slaughter, The Financial Services Forum, 26 June 2007

The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System
by Robert Z. Lawrence, CSR No. 25, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2007

Cancun Collapse Won't Halt Global Trade Reform
by Robert Z. Lawrence, John Lipsky and James Glassman, Global Issues: Special Edition. J.P. Morgan report, 4 Nov. 2003



Papers

 


"When the immovable object meets the unstoppable force: Multilateralism, Regionalism and Deeper Integration" Paper for the E15 Initiative, Strenghtening the Multilateral Trading System, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development August 2013"

“Asean, Chinese and Indian Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade” Asian Development Bank Working Paper Series, No 416 April 2013 

"Globalization and U.S. Wages: Modifying Classic Theory to Explain Recent Facts" (with Jonathan Haskel, Edward Leamer and Matthew Slaughter) Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol 62, Number 2, Spring 2012

"Competing with Regionalism by Revitalizing the WTO" Trade and Development Symposium, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development December 2011

"Shattering the Myths About U.S. Trade Policy" by Robert Z Lawrence and Lawrence Edwards Harvard Business Review, March 2012

"How Can Trade Policy Help America Compete?" Paper Presented to Competitiveness Project at Harvard Business School, November 2011

Agoa Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions" with Lawrence Edwards NBER Working Paper 16623, December 2010

How Good Politics Results in Bad Policy: The Case of BioFuels Mandates"

Working Paper for Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Center for International Development Harvard Kennedy School September 2010

 

Toward a More Effective WTO: The Role of Variable Geometry
by Robert Z. Lawrence, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, June 2008 (speech)

International Organizations: The Challenge of Aligning Mission, Means and Legitimacy
by Robert Z. Lawrence, World Economy, Sept. 2007

Slow Real Wage Growth and U.S. Income Inequality: Is Trade to Blame?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, "Is Free Trade Still Optimal in the 21st Century?", International Business School at Brandeis University, 15 June 2007

US Trade Policy: The Exception to American Exceptionalism?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, "Power and Superpower: Global Leadership in the 21st Century", Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, June 2007

Rule making amidst growing diversity: A club-of-club approach to WTO Reform and new issue selection
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 9, 4 Dec 2006

South African Trade Policy Matters: Trade Performance and Trade Policy
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Lawrence Edwards, Center for International Development Project for the South African Treasury, Dec. 2006.

Recent US Free Trade Initiatives in the Middle East: Opportunities but no Guarantees
by Robert Z. Lawrence, 6 Dec 2006

A New Compensation Mechanism for Preference Erosion in the Doha Round
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Blue Sky Conference, Center for International Development at the John F Kennedy School of Government, 9 Sept. 2006

China and the Multilateral Trading System
by Robert Z. Lawrence, "China and Emerging Asia: Reorganizing the Global Economy?", Korean Institute for Economic Policy (KIEP) and Center for International Commerce and Finance (CICF), Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University, 11 May 2006

Should Export Subsidies be Treated Differently?
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Nathaniel Stankard, 18 Oct. 2005

America's Sorry Trade Performance
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Nathaniel Stankard, The International Economy, Winter 2004

What Happened to the Great US Job Machine? The Role of Trade and Electronic Offshoring
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Martin N. Baily, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Ed. William Brainard and George Perry, Fall 2004

Should a U.S.-India FTA Be Part of India's Trade Strategy?
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Rajesh Chadha, India Policy Forum, Ed. Suman Bery, Barry Bosworth and Arvind Panagariya, 2004

Egypt, Morocco and the US FTAs
by Robert Z. Lawrence and Ahmed Galal, Free Trade Agreements and U.S. Policy, Institute for International Economics, Jul. 2003

Crimes and Punishments?: An analysis of retaliation under the WTO
by Robert Z. Lawrence, 25 June 2003

Capitalizing on CAFTA: Enhancing El Salvador’s Integration into the Global Economy
by Robert Z. Lawrence, FUSADES, El Salvador, 2003



Monograph Links

 

Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Markets Good for the United States? with Lawrence Edwards Washington DC: The Peterson Institue for International Economics, March 2013


Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising US Income Inequality?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Policy Analyses in International Economics Vol. 85, Jan. 2008

A US-Middle East Trade Agreement: A Circle of Opportunity?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Policy Analyses in International Economics Vol. 81, Nov. 2006

Case Studies in US Trade Negotiation: Making the Rules
by Charan Devereaux, Robert Z. Lawrence and Michael D. Watkins, Vol. 1, Sept. 2006

Case Studies in US Trade Negotiation: Resolving Disputes
by Charan Devereaux, Robert Z. Lawrence and Michael D. Watkins, Vol. 2, Sept. 2006

Case Studies in US Trade Negotiation: Two Volume Set
by Charan Devereaux, Robert Lawrence and Michael D. Watkins, 2 Vols., Sept. 2006

Can America Still Compete or Does It need a New Trade Paradigm?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Institute for International Economics, Policy Brief, 9 Jun. 2006

Anchoring Reform with a US-Egypt Free Trade Agreement
by Ahmed Galal and Robert Z. Lawrence, Policy Analyses in International Economics Vol. 74, May 2005

Has Globalization Gone Far Enough? The Costs of Fragmented Markets
by Scott C. Bradford and Robert Z. Lawrence, Feb. 2004

Crimes and Punishments? Retaliation under the WTO
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Nov. 2003

Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising US Income Inequality?
by Robert Z. Lawrence, PPT presentation in PDF format





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