Dr Robert Read

Senior Lecturer

Current Research

1. The growth performance of small economies with particular reference to Western Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. This work currently encompasses: the economic theory of small states; the impact of e-commerce on growth and development in small states; manufacturing activity; the creation of local FDI linkages in developing small states.

2. The political economy of international trade, particularly with reference to the regulatory role of the World Trade Organization. Most recent work in this area includes The WTO & the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the EU & US (edited with Nick Perdikis) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005. My chapters cover GATT/WTO dispute settlement, the banana dispute, the steel dispute and procvess and production methods (PPMs). An article on PPMs is in the Estey Centre Journal of International Law & Trade Policy. An article on US steel protectionism and the recent trade dispute with the EU is forthcoming in The World Economy in Spring 2005. Currently in progress is a project on a critical assessment of the first decade of the WTO with Nick Perdikis et al. My research is focusing on the operation of the dispute settlement procedure.

3. A project for the Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS), part of the World Bank/International Finance Corporation, on Linkages & Flow-On Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in Pacific Island Economies (with Nigel Driffield), completed October 2003.

Foreign direct investment in small island developing states
Read, R.A. 2008 In: Journal of International Development. 20, p. 502-525. 24 p.
Journal article

Foreign direct investment in small island developing states
Read, R.A. 2007 In: United Nations University Research Paper Series. 2007, 28
Journal article

Trade dispute settlement mechanisms: the WTO dispute settlement understanding in the wake of the GATT
Read, R.A. 2007 In: WTO and Dispute Resolution. Hyderabad : Amicus Books p. 39-63. 25 p. ISBN: 81-314-0666-0.
Chapter

Dispute procedures, compensation and retaliation in international trade conflicts: the WTO dispute settlement system
Read, R.A. 2007 In: Handbook on International Trade Policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 497-508. 12 p. ISBN: 9781843769392.
Chapter

Dispute Settlement, Compensation and Retaliation under the WTO
Read, R.A. 2007 In: Handbook on International Trade Policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781843769392.
Chapter

The generalised system of preferences and special and differential treatment for developing countries in the GATT and WTO
Read, R.A. 2007 In: Handbook on International Trade Policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 457-469. 13 p. ISBN: 9781843769392.
Chapter

Sustainable natural resource use and economic development in small states: the tuna fisheries in Fiji and Samoa
Read, R.A. 2006 In: Sustainable Development. 14, 2, p. 93-103. 11 p.
Journal article

The determinants of economic growth and resilience in small states
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2006 In: Building the Economic Resilience of Small States. Malta : Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat p. 131-155. 25 p. ISBN: 99909-49-23-9.
Chapter

Geographical ‘handicaps’ and small states: some implications for the Pacific from a global perspective
Read, R.A., Armstrong, H.W. 2006 In: Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 47, 1, p. 79-92. 14 p.
Journal article

Book Review: T. E. Josling and T. G. Taylor (eds), Banana Wars: The Anatomy of a Trade Dispute
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The World Economy. 28, 3, p. 458-459. 2 p.
Journal article

The political economy of trade protection: the determinants and welfare impact of the 2002 US emergency steel safeguard measures
Read, R.A. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Trade dispute settlement mechanisms: the WTO dispute settlement understanding in the wake of the GATT
Read, R.A. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The political economy of trade protection: the determinants and welfare impact of the 2002 US emergency steel safeguard measures
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The World Economy. 28, 8, p. 1119-1137. 19 p.
Journal article

Competition policy, agriculture and the WTO
Holmes, P., Read, R.A. 2005 In: The WTO and Agriculture. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 1068-1109. 42 p. ISBN: 1-84376-279-X.
Chapter

Process and production methods and the regulation of international trade
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 239-266. 28 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

The political economy of protection and the regulation of international trade: recent trade disputes between the EU and the United States
Read, R.A., Perdikis, N. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 1-28. 28 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

Trade dispute settlement mechanisms: the WTO dispute settlement understanding in the wake of the GATT
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 29-48. 20 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

The banana split: the EU-US banana trade dispute and the effects of EU market liberalisation
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 109-134. 26 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

The EU-US WTO steel dispute: political economy of protection and the efficacy of the WTO dispute Settlement Understanding
Read, R.A. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 135-175. 41 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

Critical issues in WTO dispute settlement and recent trade disputes between the EU and the United States: some conclusions
Read, R.A., Perdikis, N. 2005 In: The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 267-279. 13 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Chapter

The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States
Perdikis, N., Read, R.A. 2005 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. 320 p. ISBN: 1-84376-200-5.
Book

Like products, health and environmental exceptions: the interpretation of PPMs in recent WTO trade dispute cases
Read, R.A. 2004 In: Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. 5, 2, p. 123-146. 24 p.
Journal article

Linkages and Flow-On Impacts of Foreign Investment in Pacific Island Economies, Case Studies Report
Read, R.A., Driffield, N. 2004 Fiji : Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Book

The implications of increasing globalisation and regionalism for the economic growth of small island states
Read, R.A. 2004 In: World Development. 32, 2, p. 365-378. 14 p.
Journal article

The political economy of international integration: small states in the Caribbean and the free trade area of the Americas
Read, R.A. 2004 In: The Caribbean Economies in an Era of Free Trade. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing p. 47-69. 23 p. ISBN: 0754640701.
Chapter

Small states and small island states: implications of size, location and isolation for prosperity
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2003 In: On the Edge of the Global Economy: Implications of Economic Geography for Small and Medium-Sized Economies at Peripheral Locations. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 191-223. 33 p. ISBN: 1-84376-185-8.
Chapter

Microstates and sub-national regions: mutual industrial policy lessons
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2003 In: International Regional Science Review. 26, 1, p. 117-41. 25 p.
Journal article

The determinants of economic growth in small states
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2003 In: The Round Table : The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs. 92, 368, p. 99-124. 26 p.
Journal article

Small states, islands and small states that are also islands
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2003 In: Studies in Regional Science. 33, p. 237-60. 24 p.
Journal article

Eastward expansion of the EU and European monetary union
Read, R.A. 2003 In: EU Expansion to the East: Prospects and Problems. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 23-49. 27 p. ISBN: 1-84376-520-9.
Chapter

Bridging the digital divide: the growth implications of e-commerce for small and developing states
Soopramanien, D.G.R., Read, R.A. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

The EU-US WTO banana dispute and the evolution of the EU banana trade regime
Milner, C., Read, R.A. 2002 In: Trade Liberalization, Competition and the World Trade Organisation. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 1-84064-716-7.
Chapter

The phantom of liberty: economic growth and the vulnerability of small states
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2002 In: Journal of International Development. 14, 3, p. 435-58. 24 p.
Journal article

Trade Liberalization, Competition and the World Trade Organisation
Milner, C., Read, R.A. 2002 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. 336 p. ISBN: 1-84064-716-7.
Book

Small states and the European Union: issues in the political economy of international integration
Read, R.A., Armstrong, H.W. 2002 In: Current Politics and Economics of Europe. 11, 1, p. 31-47. 17 p.
Journal article

The importance of being unimportant: the political economy of trade and growth in small states
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2002 In: Issues in Positive Political Economy. London and New York : Routledge p. 71-88. 18 p. ISBN: 0-415-25990-8.
Chapter

Growth, economic development and structural transition in small vulnerable states
Read, R.A. 2002 In: Globalization, Marginalization and Development. London and New York : Routledge p. 171-84. 14 p. ISBN: 0-415-28850-9.
Chapter

Trade liberalisation, competition and the WTO: an overview
Milner, C., Read, R.A. 2002 In: Trade Liberalization, Competition and the World Trade Organisation. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 1-19. 19 p. ISBN: 1-84064-716-7.
Chapter

The Anatomy of the EU-US Banana trade dispute
Read, R.A. 2001 In: Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy.
Journal article

Explaining differences in the economic performance of micro-states in Africa and Asia
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2001 In: Africa and Asia in Comparative Development. London : Palgrave p. 128-157. 30 p. ISBN: 0-333-79029-4.
Chapter

Critical issues in the economic performance of small states
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 2001 In: The Economic Development of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories: the Role of Their European Partners. N/A : unknown p. 27-45. 19 p.
Chapter

Competition policy, agriculture and the WTO
Holmes, P., Read, R.A. 2001 In: Trade and Agriculture: Negotiating a New Agreement?. N/A : unknown p. 307-348. 42 p.
Chapter

The anatomy of the EU-US WTO banana trade dispute
Read, R.A. 2001 In: Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. 2, 2, p. 257-282. 26 p.
Journal article

The economics of eastward enlargement of the European Union
Bradley, S., Read, R.A. 2001 In: Industrial Relations Journal. 32, 5, p. 380-400. 21 p.
Journal article

Comparing the economic performance of dependent territories and sovereign micro-states
Read, R.A., Armstrong, H.W. 2000 In: Economic Development and Cultural Change. 48, 2, p. 285-306. 22 p.
Journal article

Trade and growth in small states: the impact of global trade liberalisation
Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 1998 In: The World Economy Global Trade Policy. Oxford : Blackwell p. 153-175. 23 p. ISBN: 0-6312-1183-7.
Chapter

Trade, competition and market structure in small states: the role of contestability
Read, R.A. 1998 In: Bank of Valletta Review. 18, p. 1-18. 18 p.
Journal article

Trade and growth in small states: the impact of global trade liberalisation
Read, R.A., Armstrong, H.W. 1998 In: The World Economy. 21, 4, p. 563-585. 23 p.
Journal article

A comparison of the economic performance of the different micro-states and between micro-states and larger countries
de Kervenoael, R.F., Li, X., Armstrong, H.W., Read, R.A. 1998 In: World Development. 26, 4, p. 639-56. 18 p.
Journal article

Trade and growth in small states: the impact of global trade liberalisation
Read, R.A., Armstrong, H.W. 1998 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper