Dirk Willem te Velde - ODI
Sheila Page - ODI
Oliver Morrissey - University of Nottingham
Walter Kennes - DG Development, European Commission
Osvaldo Nina - Grupo Integral, Bolivia
Josaphat Kweka - Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania
Simon Maxwell - ODI
The number of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) has increased dramatically over the past decade. There have been few attempts to systematically map the linkages between RTAs and poverty, and fewer that assess the impact of RTAs from a poor country perspective. Based largely on a research project on 'Regional Integration and Poverty', this seminar will examine these issues by considering conceptual issues, negotiation issues and econometric and case study evidence.