Curated Reading List for Educators
At the Hinrich Foundation, we are passionate about advancing mutually beneficial and sustainable trade. We work with experts in the field of sustainable international trade to analyze global trade trends and issues through a balanced perspective. We present our curated reading lists to provide educators with additional resources to examine the challenges and opportunities facing global trade.
Our editors have selected critical and insightful resources on diverse topics related to trade, including foreign direct investment, technology and innovation, protectionism, and digital trade, to capture the most recent developments in global trade.
Educators can use the timely insights and in-depth research in the reading list to shape course plans.
The resources in the reading list can also be used by educators to supplement course material and class discussions that may serve to further promote the goals of sustainable global trade.
Sustainable trade promotes balanced economic, environmental, and social outcomes. Explore our curated list of resources on issues relevant to sustainable global trade.
- All eyes on geopolitical uncertainty
- Freeze and seize: Implications of asset confiscations for Russia, China, and the world
- Shades of OPEC loom over global carbon market
- The Hinrich-IMD Sustainable Trade Index (STI) 2022
- Aligning trade and human rights
- Global turmoil threatens sustainable trade
- In search of trust and security in global trade
- Challenging trade dependency on China
- Mercantilist reciprocity or free trade: Globalization at a crossroads
- Counting carbon: The implications of border carbon adjustments on developing countries
US-China trade frictions threaten to disrupt industries, investment flows, innovation. Browse through our resources on developments in US-China trade dynamics.
- US tries to wean off China’s grip on rare-earth magnets
- The missing trade in US trade policy
- The hidden costs of friend-shoring
- US has a narrow window of opportunity to lead global trade
- Friend-shoring strategies shouldn’t count China out … yet
- The evolving geopolitics of economic interdependence between the US and China
- Three problems with the US Indo-Pacific Strategy
- Strategic US-China decoupling in the tech sector
- China's quest to shape the world through standards setting
- China’s dual circulation strategy: policy shift ahead?
Trade protectionism undermines competition and innovation. Peruse our reading list for the causes and effects of tariffs and non-tariff measures that limit trade.
- Are Harmful Tariffs A Price Worth Paying?
- Do national security concerns spell doom for truly global supply chains?
- Battling food shortages: India steps up, but in the wrong direction
- China’s sanctions regime and Lithuania: Policy responses for European institutions
- How India can realize its ambitions to become a great power
- A call for openness in a time of lockdowns – and protectionism
- Coercion: The international economics of self-harm
- Subsidies and market access: Towards an inventory of corporate subsidies by China, the EU and the US
- Carousel retaliation: Tariff uncertainty on another ride
- Techno-nationalism and diplomacy
Rising 'data sovereignty' and policy fragmentation limit the digital economy. Our reading list charts the emerging challenges and opportunities in digital trade.
- Digital trade facilitation holds the key to resilient trade
- Integration, interoperability and inclusion
- Regulating artificial intelligence through digital trade agreements
- The search for global harmonization in trade digitization
- Digital technology and global integration: Opportunities for innovative growth
- Disrupted jobs: Big changes need Big Data
- The digital yuan and China’s potential financial revolution
- Data is disruptive: How data sovereignty is challenging data governance
- Enabling trust, trade flows, and innovation: the DEPA at work
- India: leading or thwarting data governance and digital trade?
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization has been critical in the growth of global trade. However, its reform is crucial. Read insightful pieces by our experts on the WTO.
- Postcard from a disintegration: Inside the WTO’s fraying seams
- Plurilaterals show a way forward for the WTO
- “Ambiguity favors us”: China’s rise in an evolving WTO
- A fractured WTO: What might the future of global trade governance look like?
- China & the WTO at 20: celebration or regret?
- Rethinking China trade policy: Lessons learned and options ahead
- Ukraine forces debate on WTO and national security
- “NATO for trade”: a bad answer to a good question?
- Can the WTO build consensus on digital trade?
- Revitalizing the WTO under a Biden administration
Free trade agreements
Free trade agreements (FTAs) foster both economic growth and international cooperation. Peruse our reading list to understand how FTAs can catalyze innovation and growth.
- How to get the US back into the TPP
- IPEF’s early fanfare masks risks in the US approach
- Forget about free trade agreements
- The EU-China CAI: An agreement whose time has passed? Rethinking China trade policy
- Can 'middle powers' reset global trade through the CPTPP?
- India's return to free trade deals – a decade in the making
- To ease ASEAN’s import dependency, strengthen intra-ASEAN trade
- China applies to join the CPTPP
- RCEP and its implications for the Lower Mekong Subregion
- Can China succeed in joining the CPTPP?
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been transformational in the growth of developing economies. Browse this list for resources that detail the policies for maximizing the benefits of FDI.
- Enabling sustainable investment in ASEAN
- Foreign investment has helped to deliver growth in Southeast Asia – can it also deliver sustainable development?
- Multiple pathways to upgrading in global value chains in Asia
- Advancing sustainable development with FDI: Why policy must be reset
- Can foreign direct investment help economies climb global value chains?
- Will deglobalization dim the gains from global investment?
- Are China's investment projects in Laos a window into the future?
- Can Japan resume a leading role in Malaysia’s industrialization?
- Moving beyond disappointment: India, FDI, and sustainability
- Advancing foreign investment in APEC
- FDI in the ASEAN states: The engine that roared
Trade and technology
Intensifying US-China rivalry in the tech domain is spurring techno-nationalist policies that will impact trade. Read our editors’ pick of resources at the nexus of trade and technology.
- Will Europe’s new economy be made in China?
- The Last Mile: How technology helps and hinders the toughest leg of global commerce
- What is artificial intelligence bringing to international trade?
- Geopolitics and the race for data supremacy
- CHIPS Act: “Winning the 21st century” or wasteful industrial policy?
- Wind and wires: Can Europe stay ahead in green and 5G technologies?
- India: A 21st century technology hub?
- A techno-globalist approach to intellectual property and supply chain disruptions
- Fast-tracking blockchain use for interoperable and inclusive trade
- China's quest to shape the world through standards setting
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