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Published: 15 January 2015

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780199388998

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Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform

When and How International Institutions Help

Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen

  • The thesis is controversial in that it argues trade agreements are more about economic reform than they are about trade.
  • The first empirical analysis of the three stages of international cooperation: formations of the agreement, design of the agreement, and effect of the agreement in the enforcement phase.
  • Offers a mixed-method approach and quantitative analysis of four case studies.

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