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Deep trade policy options for Armenia : the importance of services, trade facilitation and standards liberalization (English)

This paper develops an innovative 21 sector computable general equilibrium model of Armenia to assess the impact on Armenia of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, as well as further regional or multilateral trade policy commitments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5662 MAY 01, 2011

Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David G. Disclosed

Regional trade policy options for Tanzania : the importance of services commitments (English)

Despite the growing importance of commitments to foreign investors in services in regional trade agreements, there are no applied general equilibrium models in the literature that assess these regional impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5481 NOV 01, 2010

Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David G. Disclosed

Modeling services liberalization : the case of Tanzania (English)

This paper employs a 52-sector, small, open-economy computable general equilibrium model of the Tanzanian economy to assess the impact of the liberalization of regulatory barriers against foreign and domestic business service providers in Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4801 DEC 01, 2008

Jensen, Jesper; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Tarr, David G.

The impact of Kazakhstan accession to the World Trade Organization : a quantitative assessment (English)

In this paper the authors use a computable general equilibrium model of the Kazakhstan economy to assess the impact of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which encompasses (1) improved market access; (2) Kazakhstan tariff reduction; (3) reduction of barriers against entry by multinational service providers; and (4) reform of local content and value-added tax policies confronting multinational firms in the oil sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4142 MAR 01, 2007

Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (4) (Russian)

Theme of this issue is Central Asia and how regional cooperation with neighbors can help these land locked countries succeed. The states have been pretty good at keeping tensions from turning violent by Marta Brill Olcott. ... See More +

Newsletter 39643 DEC 01, 2006

Pomfret, Richard; Grafe, Clemens; Raiser, Martin; Sakatsume, Toshiaki; Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David; De Tray, Dennis; Shemyakina, Olga; Hoffman, Jariya; Hamilton, Ellen; Kessides, Christine; Baharoglu, Deniz; Denning, Bill; Kolev, Alexandre; Lomaia, Maka; Mogilevsky, Roman; Makhmoutova, Meruert; Radosevic, Slavo; Myrzakhmet, Marat; Svitkova, Katarina; Kowalski, Przemyslaw; Sheperd, Ben; Dihel, Nora; Eschenbach, Felix English Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (4) (English)

Theme of this issue is Central Asia and how regional cooperation with neighbors can help these land locked countries succeed. The states have been pretty good at keeping tensions from turning violent by Marta Brill Olcott. ... See More +

Newsletter 39643 DEC 01, 2006

Pomfret, Richard; Grafe, Clemens; Raiser, Martin; Sakatsume, Toshiaki; Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David; De Tray, Dennis; Shemyakina, Olga; Hoffman, Jariya; Hamilton, Ellen; Kessides, Christine; Baharoglu, Deniz; Denning, Bill; Kolev, Alexandre; Lomaia, Maka; Mogilevsky, Roman; Makhmoutova, Meruert; Radosevic, Slavo; Myrzakhmet, Marat; Svitkova, Katarina; Kowalski, Przemyslaw; Sheperd, Ben; Dihel, Nora; Eschenbach, Felix Russian Disclosed

Telecommunications reform within Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (English)

In World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations, telecommunications is always a sector that receives close scrutiny by the WTO Working Party, and the extent of market access and nondiscriminatory treatment of multinational telecommunications companies in Russia has been a significant issue in Russia’s accession negotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3501 FEB 01, 2005

Jensen, Jesper; Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David

The impact of liberalizing barriers to foreign direct investment in services - the case of Russian accession to the World Trade Organization (English)

The authors use a computable general equilibrium model of the Russian economy to assess the impact of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which encompasses improved market access, tariff reduction, and reduction of barriers against multinational service providers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3391 SEP 01, 2004

Jensen, Jesper; Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David

Trade, foreign exchange, and energy policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran : reform agenda, economic implications, and impact on the poor (English)

The Islamic Republic of Iran has committed itself to substantial trade and market reform in its Third Five-Year Development Plan. It started out with nontariff barriers on all products, a dual exchange rate regime with the market rate more than four times the official rate, and domestic energy subsidies equal to about 90 percent of the cost of energy products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2768 JAN 31, 2002

Jensen, Jesper; Tarr, David