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Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Valuing services in trade : a toolkit for competitiveness diagnostics (English)

The Service Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic (STDC) Toolkit is part of a larger agenda of trade competitiveness work developed by the World Bank's International Trade Unit in recent years. ... See More +

Publication 93714 JAN 14, 2015

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Taglioni,Daria; Zavacka,Veronika

The labor content of exports in South Africa and Botswana – a preliminary exploration (English)

The LACEX dataset has been recently assembled to compute the (direct and indirect) value of the compensation of employees linked to exports for each sector/country/year. ... See More +

Working Paper 103072 JAN 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore

Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)

This paper explores the impact of structural reforms on a comprehensive set of macro-level labor-market outcomes, including the unemployment rate, the average wage index, and overall and female employment levels and labor force participation rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7122 NOV 01, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Mitra, Devashish

Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Malaysia economic monitor : boosting trade competitiveness (English)

This economic update provides an overview for 2013 and early 2014 in Malaysia and an analysis of structural trends in trade competitiveness. The economy overcame a weak start in 2013 to experience GDP growth through 2014. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 89102 JUN 01, 2014

Gil Sander, Frederico; Taglioni, Daria; Hollweg, Claire; Santoni, Gianluca; Record, Richard; Pui Shen Yoong; Testaverde, Mauro; Jalil, Intan Nadia

Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia (English)

Despite trade liberalization efforts made by Eurasian countries, the export structure of the region shows significant levels of concentration across export destinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6434 MAY 01, 2013

Cusolito, Ana Paula; Hollweg, Claire H.

Monitoring export vulnerability to changes in growth rates of major global markets (English)

Interest in assessing the impacts on developing countries of changes in major markets' economic performance has risen in tandem with global economic uncertainty over short- and medium-term growth prospects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6266 NOV 01, 2012

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Reyes, Jose-Daniel