Trade and health
Edited by Arne Ruckert, Ashley Schram and Ronald Labonté
Interest in the health implications and impact of liberalized trade and investment agreements has grown significantly since creation of the World Trade Organization in 1995, and the later proliferation of regional and bilateral agreements. This special series includes articles that span a range of health and trade issues, examining empirically and theoretically how our new regimes of economic liberalization create some benefit, but portend new risks, for global public health. The series begins with a collection and retrospective commentary on articles published between 2006 and 2018. New contributions to the journal will continue to be added to this series, creating a singular venue for readers interested in how trade and investment treaties are reshaping health environments, and the politics and economics that, in turn, shape the treaties themselves.