The determinants of bilateral World Trade Organization disputes in the agro-food sector
AbstractThis paper analyses relevant determinants for the probability to initiate a dispute on policy measures under the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system. The empirical analysis focuses on agro-food-related disputes to provide sector-specific information on the driving factors in dispute settlement, and complements and extends previous studies by incorporating new potential determinants. The focus is shifted to bilaterally dependent characteristics to take care of trade related and power-based relationships between Members. Contrary to recent analyses of overall trade disputes, the results show that some determinants such as export value and monetary means are not statistically significant. However, the import dependency from the defendant party could be identified as a relevant determinant in disputes.
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WTO dispute; agro-food sector; binary choice model; International Relations/Trade; C12; C13; F13;
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- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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