Even if their agendas seem alike, neither the content of the Trans-Pacific Partnership nor the process of the talks can provide a positive stimulus for the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations.
Matthias' research interests include international trade, health, infrastructure financing, and urban economics. He has published eight books, including with Oxford University Press. Matthias' research has appeared in flagship publications of international organizations as well as in books and scientific journals. Before joining ADBI in 2013, he was a research economist at ADBI. Matthias previously worked as economist for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the UN.
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It’s time to lift trade barriers that jack up prices of health products and curb the free flow of drugs, vaccines, and medical equipment.
Viet Nam is a particularly good case to measure the impact on income inequality of rising trade with the People's Republic of China.
Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance.
The Asia-Pacific region has the expertise and resources to take a leadership role in not only developing a COVID-19 vaccine but distributing it to those who need it most.