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An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)

Impact evaluations of trade facilitation reforms have almost exclusively focused on reforms by data-rich customs agencies. Other "technical" agencies also intervene in the logistics of international trade, and do so in ways that can cause significant interruptions in the flow of the imported products they oversee. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8208 OCT 02, 2017

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

A Coasian model of international production chains (English)

International supply chains require the coordination of numerous activities across multiple countries and firms. This paper develops a theoretical model of supply chains in which the measure of tasks completed within a firm is determined by parameters that define transaction costs and the cost of coordinating more activities within the firm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7434 OCT 06, 2015

Fally,Thibault; Hillberry,Russell Henry Disclosed

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry Disclosed

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Alcántara, Alejandra Mendoza Disclosed

Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)

The 2013 World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali produced a comprehensive framework agreement on trade facilitation. If fully implemented, the agreement should increase the speed and reduce the cost of moving goods across international borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7211 MAR 10, 2015

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Zhang,Xiaohui Disclosed

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Open skies over the Middle East (English)

The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on international competition. But how important are such restrictions for passenger traffic? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6937 JUN 01, 2014

Cristea, Anca; Hillberry, Russell; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)

What kinds of changes in foreign competition lead domestic industries to seek import protection? To address this question this paper uses detailed monthly U.S. import data to investigate changes in import composition during a 24-month window immediately preceding the filing of a petition for protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6796 MAR 01, 2014

Hillberry, Russell; McCalman, Phillip Disclosed