Publications

Below is a list of selected publications and working papers which use data from DESTA.

Selected papers

Elsig, Manfred and Sebastian Klotz. forthcoming. "Digital trade rules in preferential trade agreements: Is there a WTO impact?". Global Policy, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 25-36.
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Burri, Mira and Rodrigo Polanco. 2020. "Digital Trade Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements: Introducing a New Dataset". Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 187-220.
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Anderer, Christina, Andreas Dür and Lisa Lechner. 2020. "Trade Policy in a ‘GVC World’: Multinational Corporations and Trade Liberalization". Business and Politics, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 639-666.
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Allee, Todd and Manfred Elsig. 2019. "Are the Contents of International Treaties Copy-Pasted?  Evidence from Preferential Trade Agreements". International Studies Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 603-613.
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Peacock, Claire, Karolina Milewicz and Duncan Snidal. 2019. "Boilerplate in International Trade Agreements". International Studies Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 923-937.
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Morin, Frédéric and Jenny Surbeck. 2019. "Mapping the New Frontier of International IP Law: Introducing a TRIPs-Plus Dataset". World Trade Review, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 109-122.
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Baccini, Leonardo, Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig. 2018. "Intra-Industry Trade, Global Value Chains, and Preferential Tariff Liberalization". International Studies Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 329-340.
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Morin, Frédéric, Andreas Dür and Lisa Lechner. 2018. "Mapping the Trade and Environment Nexus: Insights from a New Data Set". Global Environmental Politics, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 122-139.
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Baccini, Leonardo and Andreas Dür. 2018. "Global Value Chains and Product Differentiation: Changing the Politics of Trade". Global Policy, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 49-57.
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Milewicz, Karolina, James Hollway, Claire Peacock and Duncan Snidal. 2018. "Beyond trade: The expanding scope of the non-trade agenda in trade agreements". Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 743-773.
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Lechner, Lisa and Simon Wüthrich. 2018. "Seal the deal? Domestic politics and institutional design in preferential trade negotiations". International Interactions, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 833-861.
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Raess, Damian and Dora Sari. 2018. "Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements (LABPTA): Introducing a New Dataset". Global Policy, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 451-466.
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Raess, Damian, Andreas Dür and Dora Sari. 2018. "Protecting Labor Rights in Preferential Trade Agreements: The Role of Trade Unions, Left Governments, and Skilled Labor". The Review of International Organizations, vol. 13, pp. 143-162.
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Allee, Todd and Manfred Elsig. 2017. "Veto Players and the Design of Preferential Trade Agreements". Review of International Political Economy, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 538-567.
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Allee, Todd, Manfred Elsig and Andrew Lugg. 2017. "Is the European Union trade deal with Canada new or recycled? A text-as-data approach". Global Policy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 246-252.
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Allee, Todd, Manfred Elsig and Andrew Lugg. 2017. "The ties between the World Trade Organization and preferential trade agreements: A textual analysis". Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 333-363.
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Allee, Todd and Andrew Lugg. 2017. "Who wrote the rules for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?". Research & Politics, July - September, pp. 1-9.
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Lechner, Lisa. 2017. "The domestic battle over non-trade issues in preferential trade agreements". Review of International Political Economy, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 840-871.
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Allee, Todd, and Manfred Elsig. 2016. “Why do some international institutions contain strong dispute settlement provisions? New evidence from preferential trade agreements”. The Review of International Organizations, vol. 11, pp. 89-120.
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Baccini, Leonardo, Pablo Pinto and Stephen Weymouth. 2016. "The distributional consequences of preferential liberalization: Firm-level evidence". International Organization, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 373-395.
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Baccini, Leonardo, Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig. 2015. "The politics of trade agreement design: Revisiting the depth-flexibility nexus". International Studies Quarterly, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 765-775.
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Dür, Andreas, Leonardo Baccini and Manfred Elsig. 2014. “The design of international trade agreements: Introducing a new database”. Review of International Organizations, vol. 9, pp. 353-375.
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Baccini, Leonardo and Andreas Dür. 2014. “Investment discrimination and the proliferation of preferential trade agreements”. Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 617-644.
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Baccini, Leonardo and Johannes Urpelainen. 2014. “International institutions and domestic politics: Can preferential trading agreements help leaders promote economic reform?”. The Journal of Politics, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 195-214.
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Books and book chapters

Elsig, Manfred and Sebastian Klotz. Forthcoming. "Data Flow-Related Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements: Trends and Patterns of Diffusion" in Mira Burri (ed). Big Data and Global Trade Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Elsig, Manfred and Sebastian Klotz. 2019. "Behind-the-Border Measures and the New Generation of Trade Agreements: Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures" in Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman (eds). Behind-the-Border Policies: Assessing and Addressing Non-Tariff Measures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Jenny Surbeck. 2019. Intellectual Property Rights in Preferential Trade Agreements: Mapping the Content, Analysing the Design, Studying the Effects. (Thesis). Universität Bern, Bern.
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Allee, Todd and Manfred Elsig. 2017. "The presence of the World Trade Organization within preferential trade agreements" in Manfred Elsig, Bernard Hoekman and Joost Pauwelyn (eds). Assessing the World Trade Organization: Fit for purpose? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Sieber-Gasser, Charlotte. 2016. Developing Countries and Preferential Services Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Dür, Andreas and Manfred Elsig (eds). 2014. Trade cooperation: The purpose, design and effects of preferential trade agreements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Dür, Andreas and Manfred Elsig. 2014. “Introduction: The purpose, design and effects of preferential trade agreements”, in Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig (eds). Trade cooperation: The purpose, design and effects of preferential trade agreements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Baccini, Leonardo, Andreas Dür and Yoram Haftel. 2014. “Imitation and innovation in international governance: The diffusion of trade agreement design”, in Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig (eds). Trade cooperation: The purpose, design and effects of preferential trade agreements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Allee, Todd and Manfred Elsig. 2014. “Dispute settlement provisions in PTAs: New data and new concepts”, in Andreas Dür and Manfred Elsig (eds). Trade cooperation: The purpose, design and effects of preferential trade agreements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
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Baccini, Leonardo and Johannes Urpelainen. 2014. Cutting the Gordian Knot of economic reform: When and how international institutions help (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
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Working papers

Manfred Elsig and Sebastian Klotz. 2020. Digital trade rules in preferential trade agreements: Is there a WTO impact? WTI Working Paper No. 04/2020. Bern: World Trade Institute.
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