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The Cost of Dissolving the WTO: The Role of Global Value Chains


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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

Trade, Development and Political Economy presents

Ahmad Lashkaripour

Assistant Professor, Indian University - Bloomington

The Cost of Dissolving the WTO: The Role of Global Value Chains (with Mostafa Beshkar)

The authors find that the disintegration of existing trade agreements will erase 30% of the overall gains from trade, which amounts to a $2.8 trillion loss in global GDP. Around 46% of this value is driven by the agreements’ facilitation of global value chains.

Ahmad Lashkaripour is Assistant Professor of Economics at Indian University – Bloomington. He main research interests are trade and trade patterns. His work has been published in top journals like the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and the Journal of International Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.

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