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Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)

Real growth in global trade has decelerated significantly since its sharp recovery in 2010. Year-on-year growth in global real trade1 decelerated from 13.3 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2010, to 9.9, 3.1, and 0.5 percent at the end of the first quarters of 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively, while picking back up to 3.9 percent in the year leading up to the fourth quarter of 2013. ... See More +

Brief 86232 MAR 01, 2014

Ferrantino, Michael J.; Taglioni, Daria

In the wake of the global crisis : evidence from a new quarterly database of export competitiveness (English)

Over the past two decades, international trade has become a privileged engine of growth for much of the developing world. With the global economy evolving continuously and rapidly, countries must pay close attention to their positioning on the map of global trade and production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6733 DEC 01, 2013

Gaulier, Guillaume; Santoni, Gianluca; Taglioni, Daria; Zignago, Soledad

Malaysia economic monitor : high-performing education (English)

Malaysia's economy regained momentum but yearly growth is set to decelerate in 2013. Export recovery into 2014 is expected to offset slower domestic demand and lead to a pick-up in growth. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 83291 DEC 01, 2013

Sander, Frederico Gil; Jalil, Intan Nadia; Ali, Rabia; Lathapipat, Dilaka; Jithitikulchai, Theepakorn; Taglioni, Daria; Testaverde, Mauro; Ozier, Owen; Ozden, Caglar; del Carpio, Ximena; Zachau, Ulrich; Shetty, Sudhir; Benveniste, Luis; Verghis, Mathew

Exporter dynamics, firm size and growth, and partial year effects (English)

Two otherwise identical firms that enter the same market in different months, one in January and one in December, will report dramatically different annual sales for the first calendar year of operations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6711 NOV 01, 2013

Bernard, Andrew B.; Massari, Renzo; Reyes, Jose-Daniel; Taglioni, Daria

Greek logistics : unlocking growth potential through regulatory reform and complementary measures (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) wrote this report as part of a project designed to assess the competitiveness of the logistics sector in Greece and to develop policy recommendations. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 82569 NOV 01, 2013

Taglioni, Daria; El-Hifnawi, Baher; Arvis, Jean-Francois; Ojala, Lauri

Reinvigorating the agenda for open trade (English)

Pakistan's trade performance is disappointing. Despite being in a very dynamic region, the country's position in world trade has barely changed over the past three decades. ... See More +

Brief 79559 JUN 01, 2013

Kunaka, Charles; Pitigala, Nihal; Reis, Jose G.; Taglioni, Daria

Joining, upgrading and being competitive in global value chains : a strategic framework (English)

In recent years, global value chains have played an increasing role in business strategies, profoundly affecting international trade and development paradigms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6406 APR 01, 2013

Taglioni, D.; Cattaneo, O.; Miroudot, S.; Gereffi, G.

Pakistan : reinvigorating the trade agenda (English)

This paper reviews Pakistan's recent trade performance, its trade policy and trade costs. Different dimensions of trade performance growth and orientation, diversification and sophistication are assessed, complemented by an in-depth analysis of export dynamics in the period 2001-10 using firm-level data. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86255 MAR 01, 2013

Guilherme Reis, José; Taglioni, Daria

Determinants of export growth at the extensive and intensive margins : evidence from product and firm-level data for Pakistan (English)

As globalization progresses and investment is mobile, it is ever more important for policy makers to understand drivers of growth and exports at the micro-level: Which products are being produced and exported? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6341 JAN 01, 2013

Taglioni, Daria; Reis, Jose Guilherme

Innocent bystanders : how foreign uncertainty shocks harm exporters (English)

The failure of trade economists to anticipate the extreme drop in trade post Lehman Brothers bankruptcy suggests that the behavior of trade in exceptional circumstances may still be poorly understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6226 OCT 01, 2012

Taglioni, Daria; Zavacka, Veronika