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Published: 20 November 2014

280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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 combining quantitative analysis and four case studies