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Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov Disclosed

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)

This paper presents evidence on the determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services sectors. It develops a stylized model of mergers and acquisitions that predicts that the incidence of merger and acquisition deals depends, inter alia, on the target economy's size, industrial structure and investment policies, as well as on bilateral transactions costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6905 JUN 01, 2014

Barattieri, Alessandro; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: how can safety nets contribute to economic growth?; political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies; food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa; preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from african apparel exports to the united states and the European Union;network proximity and business practices in african manufacturing; the impact of financial literacy training for migrants; policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database. ... See More +

Publication 113048 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Olper,Alessandro; Fałkowski,Jan; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Larson,Donald F.; Lampietti,Julian A.; Gouel,Christophe; Cafiero,Carlo; Roberts,John; De Melo,Jaime A. P.; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin; Gibson,Jhon; Mckenzie,David J.; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements, but in many cases, these commitments do not reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Journal Article 112397 JUL 14, 2013

Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)

A new Services Trade Restrictions Database collects and makes publicly available information on services trade policy assembled in a comparable manner across 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and the key modes of service supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6108 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Grover,Arti Goswami; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind Disclosed

The crisis resilience of services trade (English)

The current gloom and doom about goods trade has obscured the quiet resilience of services trade. Services account for over one fifth of global cross-border trade, and for some countries such as India and the United States close to a third of all exports. ... See More +

Brief 51625 APR 01, 2009

Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya; Disclosed

The crisis-resilience of services trade (English)

Much attention has focused on the impact of the current crisis on goods trade; hardly any on its impact on services trade. Using new trade data from the United States, and more aggregate data from other OECD countries, the authors show that services trade is weathering the current crisis much better than goods trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4917 APR 01, 2009

Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Trade diversion under selective preferential market access (English)

Through its diverse trade preference schemes, the European Union provides different groups of developing countries with different degrees of market access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4710 SEP 01, 2008

Borchert, Ingo Disclosed

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Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6905 Policy Research Working Paper
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113048 Publication
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUL 14, 2013 112397 Journal Article
Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6108 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5942 Policy Research Working Paper
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
The crisis resilience of services trade (English)
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APR 01, 2009 51625 Brief
The crisis-resilience of services trade (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4917 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade diversion under selective preferential market access (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4710 Policy Research Working Paper