Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

San Bilal’s external publications and contributions

Blogs

Kenyan exports to Europe now face tariffs
San Bilal, AllAfrica, 6 October 2014

What went wrong with the EPAs?
San Bilal, Clément Silverman, Africa-EU 2014 Blog, 6 December 2013

Trade talks between Europe and Africa: Time to bring the curtain down? 
San Bilal, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog, 12 July 2012

Books

Asymmetric Trade Negotiations, The International Political economy of New Regionalisms Series
San Bilal, Philippe De Lombaerde and Diana Tussie (eds.), Ashgate, 2011.

Monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements: Inputs to the negotiations and beyond
Michael Brüntrup, San Bilal, Franziska Jerosch, Niels Keijzer, Christiane Loquai, Francesco Rampa and Tobias Reichert. Joint Report by the German Development Institute (DIE) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), commissioned and partly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn: DIE / Maastricht: ECDPM, 2008 

Navigating new waters: A reader on ACP-EU trade relations – Volume 2
San Bilal and R. Grynberg (Eds.), London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2007 

Negotiating the future of agricultural policies: Agricultural trade and the ‘Millennium’ WTO round
San Bilal and Pavlos Pezaros (Eds.), The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000

Understanding state aid policy in the European Community: Perspectives on rules and practice
San Bilal and Phedon Nicolaides (Eds.), The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999 

Book contributions


The New EU Trade, Growth and Development Agenda: A Step Too Short
San Bilal, In ODI. The next decade of EU trade policy: confronting global challenges? ODI Research reports and studies, July 2012

Asymmetric Trade Negotiations for Development: What Does the Experience from the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements Tell Us?
San Bilal, In Bilal S., P. De Lombaerde and D. Tussie (eds). 2011. Asymmetric Trade NegotiationsThe International Political Economy of New Regionalisms SeriesAshgate. Pp.45-88 

What does the European Experience tell us on Aid for Trade? 
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, In: Lombaerde, P. and Puri, L. (Eds.), Aid for Trade: Global and Regional Perspectives, Brugge: UNU-CRIS, 2009 

Development Aid for Economic Partnership Agreement
San Bilal, In: Faber, G. and Orbie, J. (Eds.)Beyond Market Access for Economic Development: EU-Africa Relations in Transition, Oxford: Routledge, 2009 

(How) can research help to promote trade and development?
San Bilal and Niels Keijzer, In: Knowledge on the move: Research for development in a globalizing world, 2009 

Economic Partnership Agreements and the Future of the ACP Group
San Bilal and A. Walker, In: Economic Partnership Agreements between EU and ACP CountriesHyderabad: Icfai University Press, 2009

On the Importance of Monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements: Principles and Concrete Steps for the negotiations and beyond 
San Bilal, Francesco Rampa and Franziska Jerosch, In: Economic Partnership Agreements between EU and ACP CountriesHyderabad: Icfai University Press, 2009

EPAs, to be or not to be. Updating Economic Partnership Agreements to today’s global challenges
San Bilal, In: Jones, E. and D.F. Marti (eds.). 2009, Washington DC: German Marshall Fund, pp. 33-44, 2009

EPAs and the ACP: Learning from other regions
San Bilal, In: The TDCA: Impact, Lessons and Perspectives for EU-South and Southern Africa Relations, SAIIA Trade Policy Report 7, Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs: Ch. 3, pp. 111-113, 2005

Foreign direct investment in the Cotonou partnership agreement: Building on private sector initiatives
Dirk Willem te Velde and San Bilal, In: Babarinde, O. and Faber, G. (Eds.) 2005, The European Union and the developing countries: The Cotonou agreement. Leiden, Boston and Tokyo: Brill Academic Publishers. pp. 197-218, 2005 

How regional economic communities can facilitate participation in the WTO: The experience of Mauritius and Zambia in Comesa/SADC
San Bilal and Stefan Szepesi, In: Gallagher, P., Low, P. and Stoler, A. (Eds.), Managing the challenges of WTO participation: 45 case studies.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 374-393, 2005 

Foreign direct investment in the ACP-EU development cooperation: From Lomé to Cotonou 
San Bilal and Dirk Willem te Velde, In: The development dimension of FDI: Policy and rule-making perspectivesUNCTAD, New York and Geneva: United Nations, pp. 129-139, 2003 

Trade Blocs
San Bilal, In: R.J.B. Jones (Ed.)Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy, London: Routledge, 2001

Agriculture in a globalising world economy
San Bilal, In: Bilal, S and Pezaros, P. (Eds.),Negotiating the future of agricultural policies: Agricultural trade and the ‘Millennium’ WTO round, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 1-26, 2000 

The political economy of agricultural policies and negotiations
San Bilal, In: Bilal, S and Pezaros, P. (Eds.),Negotiating the future of agricultural policies: Agricultural trade and the ‘Millennium’ WTO round, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 81-93, 2000

The market for trade protection in the European Union
San Bilal, In: G. Meijer, W.J.M. Heijman, J.A.C. van Ophem and B.H.J. Versteg, The Maastricht ISINI-Papers – Volume 1, Maastricht: Shaker Publishing, pp. 43-55, 2000 

Análisis crítico del sistema actual de ayudas de estado en la Unión Europea. Algunas pruebas empíricas
San Bilal and P. Nicolaides, In: C. Lámbarri and P. Nicolaides (Eds.), El Futuro de la Política Comunitaria de Ayudas de Estado: Impacto sobre el desarrollo regional, Fundacion BBV. pp. 61-74, 2000 

Repercisones económicas de la política comunitaria de ayudas de estado. Una presentación de las cuestiones economics
San Bilal, In: C. Lámbarri and P. Nicolaides (eds.), El Futuro de la Política Comunitaria de Ayudas de Estado: Impacto sobre el desarrollo regional, Fundacion BBV, pp. 101-107, 2000

Introduction
San Bilal and Nicolaides, P., In: S. Bilal and P. Nicolaides (Eds.), Understanding state aid policy in the European Community: Perspectives on rules and practice, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 3-10, 2000

State aid rules: Do they promote efficiency?
Nicolaides, P. an San Bilal, In: Bilal, S and Nicolaides, P. (Eds.),Understanding state aid policy in the European Community: Perspectives on rules and practice, The Hague: Kluwer Law International. pp. 29-46, 1999

Is state aid in decline? Trends of state aid to industry in the member states of the European Union
San Bilal and R. Polmans, In: S. Bilal and P. Nicolaides (eds.), Understanding state aid policy in the European Community: Perspectives on rules and practice, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 47-80, 1999

Working papers, academic journal articles, reports, articles and other publications

Trade talks set to disrupt Africa-Europe relations
San Bilal, This is Africa, 7 November 2013

What is the Rise of South-South Relations About? Development, not Aid
San Bilal, MO* Paper 70, September 2012

G20, and South-South trade; insights from European approaches to regional integration in Africa GMF 
San Bilal, Isabelle Ramdoo and Quentin de Roquefeuil, Policy Paper. Washington: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), 2011

Is the West Africa-EU EPA in Coma? Diagnosis and Prospects
San Bilal and Melissa Dalleau, ZEI Regional Integration Observer. Vol. 5 (2), p. 7. Bonn: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung/Centre for European Integration Studies, 2011 

Reform of the GSP: A focus those in need or a need to refocus?
San Bilal and Isabelle Ramdoo, Trade Negotiations Insights, 10(5): 5-6. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, 2011

EPA Negotiations: Will Political leadership make a change?
San Bilal and Isabelle Ramdoo, Bulletin of Fridays of the Commission, Vol. 4(1). pp. 31-36. Addis Ababa: African Union Commission (AUC), 2011

Emerging economies in Africa and triangular dialogue: from aid to development effectiveness
Francesco Rampa and San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights, Vol. 10 (3), pp. 7-8. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, 2011

Riding out the storm: Will the EPA’s sink? 
San Bilal and Isabelle Ramdoo, Trade Negotiations Insights, 9(9):1-3. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2010

Losing old friends: The risk of an EPA backlash
San Bilal and Isabelle Ramdoo, Trade Negotiations Insights, 9(8):1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2010

Aid for Trade by the European Union: Preliminary Insights from the Economic Partnership Agreements
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, EuR Europarecht Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Recht der Europäischen Union, The Law of EU Development Cooperation, 2. pp. 77-103, 2008 

To sign or not to sign? The Caribbean dilemma
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights, 7(8): 1. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2008 

Monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements: Inputs to the negotiations and beyond
Michael Brüntrup, San Bilal, Franziska Jerosch, Niels Keijzer, Christiane Loquai, Francesco Rampa and Tobias Reichert, Joint Report by the German Development Institute (DIE) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), commissioned and partly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn: DIE / Maastricht: ECDPM, 2008

Glass half empty or half full? The move towards a comprehensive EPA
San Bilal and V. Hanson, Trade Negotiations Insights, 7(5): 1-2. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version.), 2008

Interim EPAs in Africa: What’s in them? And what’s next? 
ODI and ECDPM, Trade Negotiations Insights, Vol. 7 (3). pp. 1-4, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2008

The new EPAs: Comparative analysis of their content and the challenges for 2008 
Christopher Stevens, M. Meyn and J. Kennan (ODI) and San Bilal, C. Braun-Munzinger, Franziska Jerosch, D. Makhan and Francesco Rampa, Joint Report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), London: ODI / Maastricht: ECDPM, 2008

On the importance of monitoring Economic Partnership Agreements: Principles and concrete steps for the negotiations and beyond
ECDPM, Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2008

EPA deals as stepping stones or stumbling blocks? 
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights Vol. 7(1), pp. 1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development/ Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2008

Between “the Hammer and the Anvil”: What happens if EPAs are not concluded in time? 
San Bilal and E. Valerdi, Entwicklung und Landlicher RaumVol. 41(6). pp. 10-11, 2007

EPAs: Vision, faith or blindness?
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations InsightsVol. 6 (6), pp. 1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2007

Doubt over EU development credentials
San Bilal, Christopher Stevens, M. Meyn, M. and L. Morage, Letter to the editor, Financial Times17 October 2007

Monitoring EPAs: The need to engage
San Bilal, and Francesco Rampa, Trade Negotiations Insights, Vol. 6 (5), pp. 4-5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2007

L’ Accord de Cotonou, une réforme de la coopération ACP-UE dans tous les domaines
Q. Stoeffler and San Bilal, Grain de sel, 39, Numéro spécial APE: 15-17Paris: Inter-réseaux, 2007

Les APE en Afrique de l’Ouest: panorama des alternatives
San Bilal, E. Hazard and I. de Miguel, Grain de sel, 39, Numéro spécial APE: 36-38. Paris: Inter-réseaux, 2007

Tenir les promesses et répondre aux défis des APE: appel à plus de volonté politique
San Bilal, E. Hazard and I. de Miguel, Grain de sel, 39, Numéro spécial APE: 39, Paris: Inter-réseaux, 2007

Addressing the fiscal effects of an EPA
San Bilal and V. Roza, Study conducted with the support of Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs, Maastricht: ECDPM, 2007

Designing a monitoring instrument for Economic Partnership Agreements: Methodological issues
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, UNU-CRIS Working Papers, W-2007/32007

EU commitments on Aid for Trade and EPAs
ECDPM, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 5(6): 1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006

How to deliver on EPA-related support commitments? 
ECDPM, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 5(6): 4-5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006

Suspension of Doha Round and EPAs: The case of Aid for Trade.
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, Vol. 5 (5), pp. 5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006 

Financing the adjustments and accompanying reforms to implement an EPA: Brainstorming note with preliminary considerations
San Bilal, Draft note, 16 June 2006

The potential economic impact and WTO compatibility of the Economic Partnership Agreements
ODI and ECDPM, Final report to the European Parliament: EP/ExPol/B/2006/01, Brussels: European Union, 2006

Financing EPAs
J. Frederiksen and San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou. Vol. 5 (2), pp. 4-5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006 

EPAs Process: Key issues and development perspective: With specific references to East and Southern Africa
San Bilal, Paper prepared for Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International, February 2006

Reviewing EPAs negotiations and alternative scenarios 
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006

The development dimension of EPAs and international Aid for Trade
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, Vol. 4 (6), pp. 1-3, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2005

Sharing information: A survival tool for EPA negotiations
San Bilal and V. Roza, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to CotonouVol. 4 (2), pp. 4-5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2005

Capacity building for trade as a global public good
San Bilal and Stefan Szepesi, Paper prepared for the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, December 2004

The coherence of multi-level negotiations: Challenges for developing countries
San Bilal, UNU-CRIS e-Working Papers W-2004/11, 2004 

Funding prospects for EPAs: Mid-term reviews and availability of resource
J. Frederiksen and San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to CotonouVol. 3 (4). pp. 4-5. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2004

The journey from Cotonou to Cancun, and beyond: The changing dynamics of WTO and EPA negotiations
D. Primack and San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to CotonouVol. 3 (1), pp. 1-5, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2004

Abridged version reproduced in SEATINI Bulletin7(4) 

Determinants of attitudes towards immigration: A trade theoretic approach 
San Bilal, J.-M. Grether and J. de Melo, Review of International Economics11(2). pp. 253-267, 2003 

Independent Report on the ATPP

San Bilal and H. Baser, Evaluation report of the Africa Trade and Poverty Programme (ATPP) prepared for the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), 2003

Foreign direct investment and home country measures in the Lomé Conventions and Cotonou Agreemen 
Dirk Willem te Velde and San Bilal, Study undertaken for UNCTAD, 2003 

EPA negotiations update: Overview of the process and state of play
San Bilal and Melissa Julian, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 2(1): 2-4, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2003 

Regulatory instruments and enforcement in regional blocs
San Bilal and P. Nicolaides, Aussenwirtschaft, 2. pp. 187-220, 2002 

On the compatibility of Doha and Cotonou 
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 1(4): 3-6, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2002

ACP-EU trade relations in the context of WTO negotiations
Kathleen Van Hove and San Bilal, AERC Research News, 2002

Questions raised by the proposed EC negotiating mandate
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 1(2): 1-3. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2002 

Malawi Trade Policy Project: Project completion review
L. Kelly and San Bilal, Review document prepared for the UK Department for International Development, 2002

Who will negotiate with the EU? In search of an ACP-EU negotiating framework
San Bilal, Trade Negotiations Insights: From Doha to Cotonou, 1(1): 5-8, Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development / Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2002

ECDPM-ODI Trade Programme: ACP-EU trade relations
San Bilal, Geert Laporte, S. Page and Kathleen van Hove, Maastricht: ECDPM / London: Overseas Development Institute, 2002

The probability of coalition formation: Spatial voting power indices 
San Bilal, P. Albuquerque and M.O. Hosli, Paper submitted to the Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2001

Regional integration in Western Africa

S. Page and San Bilal, Report prepared for and financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, London: Overseas Development Institute, 2001

Connected coalitions and voting power: Endogenous policy in the European Union 
San Bilal and Hosli, M.O, Paper submitted to the Journal of Theoretical Politics2000

Connected coalition formation and voting power in the council of the European Union: An endogenous policy approach
San Bilal and M. Hosli, EIPA Working Paper 99(5), Maastricht: European Institute of Public Administration, 1999

An appraisal of the state aid rules of the European Community: Do they promote efficiency?
Pavlos Nicolaides and San Bilal, Journal of World TradeVol. 33 (2). pp. 97-124, 1999 

Why regionalism may increase the demand for trade protection 
San Bilal, Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 13(1). pp. 30-61, 1998 

Regionalism, competition policy and abuse of dominant position
San Bilal and M. Olarreaga, Journal of World TradeVol. 32 (3). pp. 153-166, 1998 

Political economy considerations on the supply of trade protection in regional integration agreements 
San Bilal, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 36(1). pp. 1-31, 1998

L’intégration de la Suisse dans l’Europe: Les accords bilatéraux comme première étape
San Bilal, EIPASCOPE 1999(3)1999

Competition policy and the WTO: Is there a need for a multilateral agreement? 
San Bilal and Olarreaga, M., EIPA Working Paper 98(2), Maastricht: European Institute of Public Administration, 1998

Regionalism, competition policy and abuse of dominant position
San Bilal and Olarreaga, M., EIPA Working Paper 98(1), Maastricht: European Institute of Public Administration, 1998 

Determinants of attitudes towards immigration: A trade-theoretic approach
San Bilal, J.-M. Grether and J. de Melo, CEPR Discussion Paper 1877, London: Centre for Economic Policy Research, Also published in Development Studies Working Paper 116, May 1998, Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano – Queen Elisabeth House, International Development Centre, University of Oxford, Also published in the Cahiers du Département d’Economie Politique 98.03University of Geneva, 1998

Institutional reforms and the demand for trade restrictions: Administered versus political protection 
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 97.02, Geneva: Department of Economics, University of Geneva, 1997

Legislative lobbying and the supply of protection
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 96-18. Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1996

Trade reforms and the protection-seeking process: A uniform distribution approach
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 96-17, Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1996 

The political economy of regional integration: The supply of trade protection. 
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 95-27, Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1995

The political economy of regional integration: The demand for trade protection
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 95-26, Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1995

Welfare effects of a change in the supply of protection: A two-stage lobbying process
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 95-23, Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1995

Administered and political protection: Impact on protection-seeking behaviour of institutional reforms
San Bilal, Discussion Paper 94-20, Birmingham: Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 1994

Conference Papers

The New EU Trade, Growth and Development Agenda: A Step too Short
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Private roundtable on the impacts of EU Trade Policy and the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy on Development, London, 28 September 2012

The Rise of South-South relations: Development partnerships reconsidered
San Bilal, Paper written for the BTC, VVOB, MO*, VAIS, VLIR-UOS and VVN debate on South-South Cooperation, Brussels, 30 May 2012

Aid for Trade and Beyond: Development perspectives
San Bilal, Paper written for the European Parliament Workshop Trade and Investment for Development, Brussels, 29 March 2012

Private Sector Participation in Africa’s Infrastructure Development: A Call for Realism
Melissa Dalleau and San Bilal, Background paper for the 2012 OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON DEVELOPMENT, Paris, 28-29 February 2012

Europe, G20 and South-South Trade: Insights from European approaches to regional integration in Africa
San Bilal, Isabelle Ramdoo and Quentin de Roquefeuil, Paper written for The German Marshall Fund of the United States – Istanbul Policy Center Workshop on “Promoting Trade and Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for Transatlantic Partnership with Emerging Economies at the G-20”, Istanbul, 13 May 2011, Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management, 2011

ECDPM informal report Maximising the impact of EU ‘Aid for Trade’ Support 
ECDPM, ECOWAS Aid for Trade review meeting, Abuja, 26-27 January 2010, Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management, 2010

Africa-EU Economic Relations in Light of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis 
San Bilal and Melissa Dalleau, Paper (draft for discussion) prepared for the Bremen Africa Conference 2010 on ‘The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Economic Reform processes in Africa, Bremen, 28-29 January 2010, Maastricht: ECDPM, 2010

Supporting or Hindering Regional Integration in Africa? The role of the European Union
ECDPM, Paper prepared for the session of the Europe-Africa Research Network (EARN) on Regional integration in Africa: Top down or bottom up? of the 2009 African Economic Conference, Fostering Development in an Era of Financial and Economic Crises, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11-13 November 2009 

Conference paper EPA negotiations and regional integration in Africa: Building or stumbling blocs
San Bilal and C. Braun-Munzinger, Paper prepared for the 3rd trapca Annual Conference ‘Strengthening and Deepening Economic Integration In Developing Countries: Current Situation, Challenges and Way Forward, Arusha, Tanzania, 13-14 November 2008

EPA negotiations:What has been agreed so far?
San Bilal and C. Braun-Munzinger, Paper prepared for the Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Ghent, Belgium, 26-29 August 2008

(How) can research help to promote trade and development?
San Bilal and Niels Keijzer, Background note to the Conference ‘Knowledge on the move: Research for development in a globalizing world’, The Hague, The Netherlands, 27-28 February 2008

Some legal issues related to the EPAs
San Bilal, Background note to the Meeting of the ACP Legal Experts, Brussels, Belgium, 9-11 October 2007 (Also available in French version)

Is the EU a model of regional integration? Risks and challenges
San Bilal, Background note for the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Political Affairs discussion on the issue of ‘Lessons to be learnt from the European model of regional integration for the ACP countries’, Brussels, Belgium, 13 September 2007

Redefining ACP-EU trade relations: Economic Partnership Agreements
San Bilal. Background paper for the ECDPM Seminar: The Cotonou Partnership Agreement: What role in a changing world?, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 18-19 December 2006, (Also available in Portuguese version). Also published in: Laporte, G., The Cotonou Partnership Agreement: what role in a changing world? Reflections on the future of ACP-EU relations, Policy Management Report 13, Maastricht: ECDPM, (Also available in French version), 2006

EPAs: fostering regional integration?
San Bilal, Background speaking notes to the Party of European Socialists (PES) Conference on ‘Economic Partnership Agreements: Fostering regional integration and development?’, Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2006

EPAs as a development tool in the EU Africa strategy? 
San Bilal, Presentation at the informal EU Member States Meeting, ECDPM, Maastricht, 26 June 2006

EPA review of 2006 and monitoring mechanism: Preliminary discussion
San Bilal and Francesco Rampa, Informal note for discussion presented at EPA Network Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 February 2006

Economic Partnership Agreements: Making them tools for development
San Bilal, Background paper to the Joint Meeting of Member States’ Trade and Development Directors General: Trade at the Service of Development, Brussels, Belgium, 13 October 2005

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs): The ACP regions and their relations with the EU
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Third ECPR Conference 22: ‘Developing states in international politics’, Panel 22-5: Sub-Saharan Africa, Budapest, Hungary, 8-10 September 2005 

Can the EU be a model of regional integration? Risks and challenges for developing countries
San Bilal, Paper presented at the CODESRIA – Globalisation Studies Network (GSN) Second International Conference on ‘Globalisation: Overcoming Exclusion, Strengthening Inclusion’, Dakar, Senegal, 29-31 August 2005

Reviewing the EPA negotiations process
Melissa Julian and San Bilal, Paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat/SADC workshop on SADC-EU EPA negotiations, Maputo, Mozambique, 21- 22 June 2005

EPAs and the WTO
San Bilal, Presentation at the tralac Annual Trade Law Conference on ‘Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs): Maximising Benefits for the ACP’, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 11-12 November 2004

EPAs and the ACP: Learning from other regions
San Bilal, Presentation at the SAIIA – ECDPM – iLEAP – UNDP Conference on The Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA): Impacts, Lessons and Perspectives for the EU – South and Southern African Relations, Johannesburg, South Africa, 4-5 November 2004

Can the EU be a model and a driving force for regional integration in developing countries? 
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Second Annual Conference of the Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT), Session III – Institutional Dimensions of Integration and Trade: An initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank, Florence, Italy, 29-30 October 2004

The coherence of multi-level negotiations: Challenges for developing countries
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Séminaire commun HCCI-GEMDEV, Commerce et développement, Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Industrie, Paris, France, 3-4 June 2004

North-South agreements: Integrating developing countries into the World Trading System? 
San Bilal, Presentation at the WTO Secretariat seminar on ‘Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO’, organised for WTO members and observers, the WTO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 November 2003

ACP business and the EPA negotiations: A brief overview
San Bilal and Geert Laporte, Paper prepared for the ACP Business Forum Meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 4 November 2003

Etat et enjeux des négociations à l’OMC sur le commerce des services: Priorités des pays en développement francophones
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Séminaire de haut niveau sur ‘Les enjeux de la Conférence ministérielle de Cancùn pour les pays francophones’, organised by l’Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie, Paris, France, 25-27 June 2003

Preparing for the negotiation of Preferential Trade Agreements with the EU: Preliminary lessons from some developing countries
San Bilal, Paper prepared for the Meeting of Officials and Ambassadors from the Eastern and Southern Africa Region on Developing an Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiating Mandate for the Region, Nairobi, Kenya, 22-23 May 2003

The Caribbean-EU relations: Towards an enhanced partnership? 
San Bilal, J. Lodge and Stefan Szepesi, Paper presented at the BID/Bocconi Workshop ‘Europa y América Latina en la Economía Global: Cómo intensificar sus relaciones económicas’, Milan, Italy, 15-16 January 2003

An overview of the ACP-EU negotiations: Issues and timeframe
San Bilal and Kathleen van Hove, Paper presented at the CTA International Seminar: Meeting the challenge of effective ACP participation in agricultural trade negotiations: The role of information and communication, Brussels, Belgium, 27-29 November 2002

Foreign direct investment in the ACP-EU development cooperation: From Lomé to Cotonou
San Bilal and Dirk Willem te Velde, Background note presented at the UNCTAD Expert Meeting: The Development Dimension of FDI, Geneva, 6-8 November 2002

Implications of the Doha Development Agenda on the EPA negotiations
San Bilal, Paper presented at the COMESA Seminar on EPA, Lusaka, Zambia, 31 October – 1 November 2002

Spatial and voting power analyses: Insights from a public choice approach
San Bilal, Paper presented at the workshop ‘Modeling the European decision-making’, San Sebastian, Spain, 11-14 July 2002

Les aspects multilatéraux des accord de parternariat économique entre les pays ACP et l’Union européenne
San Bilal, Paper presented at the AIF Seminar on ‘Les aspects multilatéraux de l’accord de parternariat économique Euro-ACP de Cotonou’, Brussels, Belgium, 30-31 May 2002 (English summary available) 

Les enjeux du programme de travail de Doha pour les pays francophones en voie de développement
San Bilal, Paper presented at the AIF Seminar on ‘Les enjeux du programme de travail adopté à la IVème conference de l’OMC (Doha) et les priorités d’action pour la francophonie, Paris, France, 28-29 May 2002 

Trade and competition policy: Perspectives for developing countries
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Regulatory Framework of Globalisation Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 5-6 October 2001 

The probability of coalition formation: Spatial voting power indices
San Bilal, P. Albuquerque and M. Hosli, Paper presented at at the ECPR General Conference / Pan-European IR Conference, Canterbury, England, 6-8 September 2001

The probability of coalition formation in the European UnionRevisited voting power indices and spatial analysis 
San Bilal, P. Albuquerque, and M. Hosli, Paper presented at the Seventh ECSA Biennial International Conference, May 31-June 2, 2001, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The political economy of agricultural reforms and negotiations: An overview
San Bilal, Paper presented at the EIPA Conference on ‘Agricultural Trade and the Next WTO Round’, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 3-5 November 1999

Industry structure, coalition formation and the Council of the European Union
San Bilal and M. Hosli, Paper presented at the Biannual Meeting of the European Community Studies Association (ECSA), Pittsburgh, USA, 2-5 June 1999

Changing attitudes towards immigration: A direct democracy approach
San Bilal, J.-M. Grether and J. de Melo, Paper presented at the CEPR-Venice International University Workshop on ‘Globalization, Regional Integration and Development’, Venice, Italy, 31 January – 1 February 1998

The market for trade protection in the European Union
San Bilal, Paper presented at the Fourth ISINI Congress, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 20-23 August 1997

Ph.D. Thesis

Aspects of the political economy of trade
San Bilal, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, Supervisors: Professor L. Alan Winters (The University of Birmingham, the World Bank; currently The University of Sussex) and Professor Jim L. Ford (The University of Birmingham), 1996