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Coalitions in the Uruguay Round: The Extent, Pros and Cons of Developing Country Participation 1,2

Colleen Hamilton, John Whalley

NBER Working Paper No. 2751
Issued in October 1988
NBER Program(s):   ITI   IFM

This paper both documents the involvement of developing countries in coalitional activity in the current GATT Uruguay round thus far, and provides a rudimenting evaluation of the pros and cons of the different options for them as far as coalitional strategies are concerned. The main conclusions are that much of the coalitional activity involving developing countries thus far in the round has been agenda-moving and joint proposal-making, rather than negotiating involving exchanges of concession. At the same time, however, coalitional activity by a larger group of mid-sized developed and smaller developing countries who see a major interest in preserving the multilateral system has been central to the process.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2751

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  • From A European Central Bank? edited by Marcello de Cecco and Alberto Giovannini. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
  • Weltwirschaf Archives, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 547-562, September 1989.

 
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