Rodrigo Fagundes Cezar

Rodrigo Fagundes Cezar
Fundação Getulio Vargas | FGV · School of International Relations

PhD in International Relations/Political Science

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Introduction
I am an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations/FGV. I hold a PhD in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland. My main research interests are 1) the promotion of labor clauses via trade agreements and 2) the politics of compliance in WTO disputes involving environmental protection. rfcezar.com

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Publications (14)
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Recently, the World Trade Organization (WTO) granted Mexico the right to retaliate against the US as a compensation for losses related to the US ‘dolphin-safe’ label (May 2017). Despite the diversity of works on the issue, few analyze the changes in the US approach to dolphin protection as a result of international and domestic pressures related to...
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Throughout the WTO’s history, food certification has been the object of a series of disputes. In turn, food certification is an important element of environmental politics as it is often linked to the conservation of endangered species, promotion of sustainable agriculture and meat production, among others. How do domestic coalitions influence US c...
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Who decides about the promotion of social objectives in EU's trade policies? The existing literature oscillates between giving emphasis to the EU Commission or to interest group lobbying. Both approaches have limitations. To overcome those limitations, I here revisit the EU history of promoting labour provisions at the bi-and multilateral trade lev...
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Do pro-trade firms want trade agreements to include stronger provisions protecting workers? The position of those firms in the US in recent years is often counterintuitive vis-à-vis the expectations of the literature. To solve that puzzle, I argue that it is necessary to account for the intricacies of the position of firms/associations on US trade-...
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Some protrade business interests that are against hard enforcement of labor and environmental provisions in trade deals may end up eventually supporting it, while others stick to their initial opposition. Why? When will their positions change? The existing literature would expect protrade interests to be more or less in favor of non-trade issues in...
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This study examines the inclusion of disability provisions in preferential trade agreements (PTAs). We analyse how disability is referenced in 518 PTAs negotiated between 1948 and 2020. As an inductive analysis, our research identifies five main modes of inclusion of disability. In doing so, it problematizes the way disability materializes in PTAs,...
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Who decides about the promotion of social objectives in EU’s trade policies? The existing literature oscillates between giving emphasis to the EU Commission or to interest group lobbying. Both approaches have limitations. To overcome those limitations, I here revisit the EU history of promoting labour provisions at the bi – and multilateral trade l...
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How is change in the design of labor provisions in present-day trade agreements affected by past trade agreements? To start answering that question, this article revisits the puzzling US history of linking trade and labor in its preferential trade agreements (PTAs). Although the labor clauses of US PTAs usually include the possibility of sanctions/...
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This article uses the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) method to examine the combinations of conditions that explain the length of World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes that invoke General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs’ (GATT) General Exceptions (Article XX). Using the Brazil-EC controversy over retreaded tires as an example, the work unde...
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Appendix of the paper 'Compliance in “Exceptional” Trade Disputes: A Set-Theoretical Approach'
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The study of the role played by bureaucracies contributed substantively to the analysis of the domestic determinants of foreign policy outcomes, particularly by softening the premise of the state as a unitary-rational actor. However, the potential of focusing on bureaucracies to analyse US trade policy outcomes has been severely underestimated by t...
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This article proposes a framework centered on coalitions between the executive, the congress and interest groups for the analysis of the US trade policymaking process. Such a framework is focused on two main concepts, “willingness to bargain” and “pivotal actor”. The work advances two main hypotheses related to the ability of pro-free-trade actors...
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Resumo A Lei Dodd-Frank de 2010 é considerada a mais ambiciosa legislação direcionada ao setor financeiro dos EUA desde a Lei Glass-Steagal, mas existe o consenso de que a mudança ficou aquém daquilo que seria desejável. Este artigo lança uma análise do contexto histórico dos instrumentos criados para a regulamentação financeira dos EUA explicar o...

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This project includes publications on the politics of labor provisions in PTAs
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This project analyzes compliance with WTO rules in disputes involving food certification, environmental protection, protection of endangered species, etc. It cuts across the field of environmental politics and its linkage with international trade.