Which methods and modelling approaches can best be used to inform trade dispute cases? How can the harm caused by incompliant measures and associated retaliation rights best be estimated?


Trade remedies and trade dispute settlements are important safeguarding mechanisms where there are perceived abuses in the enforcement of the global rules-based system. Evidence should inform investigating authorities by focusing on what historical cases tell us about the effectiveness of these procedures.

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  • Machine Learning in International Trade Research - Evaluating the Impact of Trade Agreements

    International trade is of vital importance for modern economies, and governments around the world try to shape their countries' exports and imports through numerous interventions. Given the problems facing trade negotiat...

    Funded by: ESRC

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    Why might this be relevant?

    The project uses machine learning to evaluate the impact of trade agreements, which can partially inform trade dispute cases and estimation of harm caused by incompliant measures.