'This conference is asking a number of questions that have not previously been addressed, notwithstanding the proliferation of scholarly literature. [It] looks forward and asks questions about how policymakers, traders and businesses think about, and react to, the explosion of regionalism.' --Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization: 'Multilateralising regionalism is a brilliant idea. It has a great creativeness and so we should try along that road. This idea of multilateralising regionalism is very important and the WTO is the only international organization is in a position to deal with this issue. I agree with Professor Baldwin that the WTO has to engage.' --H. E. Ambassador Sun Zhenyu, Permanent Mission of China 'This conference has been very interesting and very inspiring for me.' --H. E. Ambassador Arsene Balihuta, Permanent Mission of Uganda: 'It is terribly important and I admire the fact that Richard [Baldwin] is doing this and I wish it will get somewhere because if we can do anything to improve the outcome that is certainly worth doing and I think it is one of the most important initiatives that I have seen.
Let's go down this route and see what we can get. Maybe we can at least reduce the problem at the margin and maybe establish some template of how we do FTAs.' --Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University and Council of Foreign Relations
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Author Biography - Richard E. Baldwin
Richard Baldwin is professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and policy director of CEPR. Philip Thornton is lead consultant at Clarity Economics, a consultancy and freelance writing company. From 1999 to 2007 he was the economics correspondent for the Independent, London.