A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP
A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP
Dani Rodrik
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Dani Rodrik

Can international trade agreements help to introduce labour reforms?

A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP
A production line at a garments factory in the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Trade agreements’ labour provisions remain largely cosmetic, with little practical effect. Photo: AFP
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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik, a professor of international political economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy.