Institution(s): HK Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, The University of Hong Kong

Date: Dec 16, 2005 (Friday) to Dec 17, 2005 (Saturday)

Time: 12:00 am - 08:00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, 8/F., Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Registration: By Invitation Only

Abstract:

The theme of this conference will focus on the economic analysis of critical issues of the Doha Round and the WTO. The conference will be held in parallel with the sixth Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization in Hong Kong. In this conference, we will have academic and analytical papers analyzing several critical challenges facing the Doha Round. The Doha Round is often called the Development Round and member countries are encouraged to give poorer economies greater latitude in their negotiations. This area of research will generate a lot of interest in the academic literature. There will also be experts who will analyze the experiences and potential changes of anti-dumping and countervailing rules as well as rules on safeguards. Other researchers will study quantitatively how trade liberalization can affect poverty in various countries.