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Call for Papers: Digital Economy, Transnational Data Flows and Multilateral Policy Cooperation
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Overview: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is in a need of reform, including new rules related to digital economy, information technologies and transnational data flows. While there is not yet a comprehensive agenda for the WTO reform, developing e-commerce rules should be seen as an essential part of this agenda. The development of such rules will allow WTO to demonstrate a capacity to remain relevant to the challenges and opportunities governing the data flows. This special issue proposes that WTO would need to increase regulatory cooperation and encourage regulatory practice on e-commerce and digital economy.

Proposed Topics

  • Digitalization and digital transformation of firms

  • Brands going overseas and the protection of intellectual properties

  • Cross-border e-commerce and digital transformation

  • Definition and measurement of digital trade

  • Gigital agricultue and agricultral trade

  • Digital infrastructure and the global digital divide

  • Global management and governance of digital economy

  • Intellectual property and policy issues on digital technologies

  • Local storage and cross-border flows of data

  • Platform business, economy and its regulation

  • Preferences and behaviors of consumers in the digital time

  • Rules and standards for digital trade

  • Welfare and privacy protection of consumers


Important Timelines

  • March 31, 2022: Abstract (300 words) with effective email, affiliation, and bio information.

  • May 31, 2022: selected draft paper will be notified

  • June 10-12, 2022, Selected papers will be invited to present to a special workshop (virtual or in-person, more information will follow)

  • July 31, 2022: final papers to be submitted

  • December 31, 2022, publication planned

Contact Information

Please note: The journal is open accessed and selected submissions go through a strict peer review process with revisions following the publisher’s guidelines.
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