An International Conference

WTO and World Trade, III:
Challenges in a New Era

Duisburg, Germany, June 29-30, 2002

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Asian Crisis
China and WTO

Organizing Units: Institute for International and Regional Economic Relations,
        Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg
Research Center for International Economics
Supporting Units: Department of Economics, National Taiwan University
Program Committee:

GŁnter Heiduk, Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg (co-chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (co-chair)
Theo Eicher, University of Washington
Anming Zhang, City University of Hong Kong

Local Organizing Committee: GŁnter Heiduk, Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg
Nicole Pohl,
Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg

Kerstin Wolter, Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg

Economists are invited to submit papers that address some of the current trade issues and problems in the world. Papers in the following areas (but not limited to) will be most welcome:

  • trade in goods and foreign direct investment

  • trade liberalization

  • regionalism

  • information and international communication networks

  • domestic and international trade policies and political economy

  • the roles of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

This conference is a sequel to two previous conferences on the same theme, one held in Seattle in 1999 and another one in Seattle in 2001.

If interested in presenting a paper, please send (preferably by e-mail) by December 31, 2001 a draft of your paper (or an extended abstract with 300-500 words), together with your name, mailing and e-mail addresses, phone and fax numbers, affiliation and academic position to:

  • for people in Europe: GŁnter Heiduk, Institute for International and Regional Economic Relations, Department of Business Administration and Economics, Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg, Lotharstr. 65, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany, <>  

  • for people in other places: Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, USA <>.

The final drafts of all papers accepted for presentation will be due on May 15, 2002.

Participants are encouraged to find their own resources for traveling and accommodation. In some special cases, partial travel subsidies are available to a limited number of participants. If you want to apply for a subsidy, please state the amount requested and the lowest round-trip airfare between your city and Duisburg, Germnay.

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