Working Papers

As part of its effort to stimulate new approaches within economics and related fields, GDAE publishes “Working Papers” by GDAE’s staff and affiliated researchers. These include recent papers currently submitted for publication, unpublished research, and papers that have been published by others who have granted GDAE permission to include them in this series.


19-03 “The Rising Importance of Non-tariff Measures and their use in Free Trade Agreements Impact Assessments” June 2019. Monica Hernandez

19-02 “Do Patents Lead to Market Concentration and Excess Profits?” April 2019. Padmashree Gehl Sampath and Walter Park

19-01 “Responding to Economic and Ecological Deficits” April 2019. Jonathan M. Harris

18-04 “Industrial Policy 4.0: Promoting Transformation in the Digital Economy”December 2018. Padmashree Gehl Sampath

18-03 “Do Trade and Investment (Agreements) Foster Development or Inequality?”October 2018. Pierre Kohler and Francis Cripps

18-02 “Financialization, Trade, and Investment Agreements: Through the Looking Glass or Through the Realities of Income Distribution and Government Policy?”September 2018. Alex Izurieta, Pierre Kohler, and Juan Pizarro

18-01 “China’s Carbon Market: Accelerating a Green Economy in China and Reducing Global Emissions” April 2018. Yifei Zhang, Jonathan M. Harris, and Jin Li 
[See the related policy brief]

17-02 “Missing from the Mainstream: The Biophysical Basis of Production and the Public Economy” May 2017. June Sekera

17-01 “Iberian Electricity Sector: A transition towards a more liberalized and sustainable market” February 2017. Agustín García, María Teresa García-Álvarez y Blanca Moreno (Also available in Spanish)

16-03 “CETA Without Blinders: How Cutting ‘Trade Costs and More’ Will Cause Unemployment, Inequality and Welfare Losses” September 2016. Pierre Kohler and Servaas Storm (Also available in French.)
Read Executive Summary in English and French.

16-02 “Core Support for the New Economy” [Draft] June 2016. Neva Goodwin. [Read the published version in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies].

16-01 “Trading Down: Unemployment, Inequality and Other Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement” January 2016. Jeronim Capaldo, Alex Izurieta, and Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Download the executive summary; See related policy brief and related commentary in English and German)


For older working papers, see our frequently cited list or the working papers page at the Boston University Economics In Context Initiative.


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