Bilateral economic diplomacy is an increasingly popular method of ensuring both commercial and broader economic interests. In this Handbook over 30 leading experts from developed and developing countries, industrial nations and emerging economies have come together to form a global view of economic diplomacy.
Representing a move away from Euro-centric books on the topic, this Handbook uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative research to explore how state visits, embassies and economic sanctions are being increasingly used as forms of diplomacy. Editors Peter van Bergeijk and Selwyn Moons have ensured that the entire research process is covered, from data collection to evidence based policy advice. As such, the Handbook reveals how and under which conditions economic diplomacy can be most effective, proving an invaluable tool for future research.
The Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy is a key resource for academics and researchers at policy institutions who wish to understand the field in greater depth. Policy makers and other actors at domestic and international levels would also greatly benefit from this extensive international view of economy diplomacy.
'Economic diplomacy has long been a neglected dimension in the study of international commerce. Governments around the globe actively seek to promote exports, attract investment, and protect the interests of their firms in foreign markets. They do so through a variety of instruments of foreign policy. This excellent Handbook brings together an outstanding set of contributions that provide a comprehensive overview of the instruments of economic diplomacy, as well as evidence and tools that can be used to assess their effectiveness. It should be required reading for foreign policy practitioners, trade promotion organizations, students of international business and scholars working on commercial policy.'
– Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, Italy
Contributors: S.K. Afesorgbor, R. de Boer, R. Cavalcanti Muniz, P. Compernolle, M. Cruz, R. de Boer, H.L.F. de Groot, A. de Haan, M. de Nooij, S.F. Dizaji, A. Fuchs, G. Justinek, H. Lapeyronie, D. Lederman, A. Lejour, P. Maharani, M. Maurel, B. Meunier, S.J.V. Moons, S.M. Murshed, O. Naray, V. Nitsch, K.S. Rana, A.K. Rose, M. van den Berg, P.A.G. van Bergeijk, D.M. van Gorp, M. Vancauteren, F. Vergara Caffarelli, G. Veronese, C. Volpe Martincus, W. Warmerdam, L. Zoratto.
Edited by Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics, Erasmus University and Selwyn J.V. Moons, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague and Partner at PwC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.