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Is 3D Printing a Threat to Global Trade ? The Trade Effects You Didn't Hear About (English)

In the mid-2000s, the production of hearing aids shifted almost entirely to 3D printing. Using difference-in-differences and synthetic control methods, this paper examines the effects of this shift on trade flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9024 SEP 25, 2019

Freund,Caroline; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)

Global trade growth slowed in 2018 amid a weakening of economic growth in China and the Euro Area and rising trade protectionism. The volume of trade grew by 3.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in 2017, but has shown signs of reviving in the first quarter of 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 137201 MAY 29, 2019

Constantinescu,Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper presents a structural general equilibrium model to analyze the effects on trade, welfare, and gross domestic product of common transport infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8801 APR 01, 2019

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis (English)

This paper takes a first look at the trade effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative, also referred to as the New Silk Road, on the 71 countries potentially involved. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8694 JAN 10, 2019

Baniya,Suprabha; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)

In this note, we look at trade data to answer a simple question: When did the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) really start? The BRI was officially announced in 2013 during President Xi Jinping's visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, which took place in September and October of that year, respectively. ... See More +

Brief 133112 DEC 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Are Banks Engines of Export ? Financial Structures and Export Dynamics (English)

This paper studies the impact of financial structures on the dynamics of the export sector using rich data from over 60 countries. The results reveal that bank-oriented financial systems boost the size of the export sector more than market-oriented financial systems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8621 OCT 25, 2018

Minetti,Raoul; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele; Zhu,Susan Disclosed

How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8614 OCT 15, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Murray,Siobhan; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)

East Asia, for long the epitome of successful engagement in trade, faces serious challenges: technological change that may threaten the very model of labor intensive industrialization and a backlash against globalization that may reduce access to important markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8533 JUL 13, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)

Global trade tensions have worsened and developing countries stand to see depressing investments as global uncertainty grows. On July 6, the United States implemented a first round of tariffs on 34 billion dollars of imports from China, as part of 50 billion dollars in announced tariffs; China retaliated with tariffs on an equivalent amount of imports from the United States. ... See More +

Brief 128644 JUL 01, 2018

Freund,Caroline; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Maliszewska,Maryla; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)

Preferential trade agreements have become deeper over time, often encompassing policy areas that go beyond traditional trade policy, such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8491 JUN 25, 2018

Laget,Edith; Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)

Trade rebounded in 2017, with trade volume growing at 4.3 percent in 2017—the fastest rate i

Working Paper 125930 MAY 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (Vol. 2) : charts (English)

Trade rebounded in 2017, with trade volume growing at 4.3 percent in 2017—the fastest rate i

Working Paper 125930 MAY 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements have boomed in recent years and extended their reach well beyond tariff reduction, to cover policy areas such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights. ... See More +

WPS8206 SEP 27, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)

Preferential trade agreements today are more numerous and deeper than they were a quarter century ago. Do deep agreements promote countries' integration into global value chains? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8190 SEP 11, 2017

Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements are an important feature of the global trade system. Several questions, ranging from the rationale for preferential arrangements to their impact on members, non-members and the broader multilateral trade system, are at the forefront of academic and policy debates in trade policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7981 FEB 22, 2017

Hofmann,Claudia; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)

This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7978 FEB 20, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (Vol. 2) : data and charts (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 17, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)

This paper studies the impact of deep agreements on United Kingdom-European Union trade relations. A standard gravity model is applied to assess the effect that European Union membership had on the United Kingdom's trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7947 JAN 19, 2017

Mulabdic,Alen; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

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Is 3D Printing a Threat to Global Trade ? The Trade Effects You Didn't Hear About (English)
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SEP 25, 2019 WPS9024 Policy Research Working Paper
Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)
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MAY 29, 2019 137201 Working Paper
Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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APR 01, 2019 WPS8801 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8694 Policy Research Working Paper
How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133112 Brief
Are Banks Engines of Export ? Financial Structures and Export Dynamics (English)
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OCT 25, 2018 WPS8621 Policy Research Working Paper
How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 WPS8614 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8533 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128644 Brief
Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8491 Policy Research Working Paper
Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125930 Working Paper
Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (Vol. 2) : charts (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125930 Working Paper
Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8206
Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 WPS8190 Policy Research Working Paper
Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7981 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)
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FEB 20, 2017 WPS7978 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (Vol. 2) : data and charts (English)
See More +
FEB 17, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7947 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper