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Ingo Borchert


INGO BORCHERT is an economist in the Trade and International Integration Team, Development Research Group. His current work focuses on trade in services and the impact of regulatory measures in major services sectors on market structure and performance in developing countries. He has also studied services trade flows during the recent financial crisis. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, he has worked on North-South trade flows and the effects of preferential market access for developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, where he has also taught development economics.

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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

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

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

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

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

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

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

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

Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

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;

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