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Mega-Regionalism — New Challenges for Trade and Innovation Conference Papers

by Dieter Ernst and Michael Plummer (conference coordinators)

Publication Date: Released 2016
Binding: electronic

 

This initial workshop in the East-West Center Mega-Regionalism — New Challenges for Trade and Innovation (MCTI) workshop series focuses on emerging trends in Megaregional Trade Agreements, like the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and their impact on innovation. The workshop brings together trade economists with experts on innovation, intellectual property rights, competition law, technical standards, and industrial development. Speakers come from the US, Asia and Europe. Dieter Ernst, EWC senior fellow and Michael Plummer, director of SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins University are co-coordinators of this activity. Participation in this activity is by invitation only.

To create maximum space for multi-disciplinary discussion, each workshop is structured around invited Think Pieces which highlight important under-researched topics, and which lay out possible agendas for policy-related research. Revised versions of these essays will be made available after each workshop, creating a continuous stream of policy-relevant research findings to key audiences in the United States and across Asia.

The MCTI workshop series will continue to meet once or twice per year, dividing these meetings between the East-West Center and partner institutions in the US, Asia, and Europe.

Session 1: What We Know from Economic Analysis
Chair and Commentator: Carlos P. Braga

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Session 2: Innovation, Trade and Related Policies
Chair and Commentator: Susan Helper

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Session 3: Innovation, Trade and the Environment
Chair and Commentator: Lan Xue

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Session 4: Intellectual Property, Strategic Patenting and Trade
Chair and Commentator: Doug Lippoldt

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  • 4.4 The Role of Sovereign Patent Funds
    Mark Wu - Harvard Law School, Cambridge

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Session 5: The Critical Role of Technical Standards
Chair and Commentator: Brian Kahin

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Session 6: Trade and Innovation Policy — New Asian Perspectives
Chair and Commentator: Tain-Jy Chen

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  • 6.2 Innovating from Catching-up to Forging Ahead — An Observation from China
    Lan Xue - Tsinghua University, Beijing

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Session 7: Policy and Research Implications
Chair and Commentator: Keith Maskus Presentation Takeaways

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  • 7.4 TPP and Developing Countries
    Mike Plummer, The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Bologna
     

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