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Dominique Van Der Mensbrugghe

Lead Economist

DOMINIQUE VAN DER MENSBRUGGHE is a Lead Economist for the Development Prospects Group. His main responsibilities include developing scenarios on long-term economic prospects for developing countries and undertaking detailed trade policy analysis. Before joining the World Bank, he worked for a decade at the OECD Development Centre. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Louvain University in Belgium.

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Unfinished Business? The WTOapos;s Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind

Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries (English)

This paper uses detailed data on bound and applied tariffs to assess the consequences of the World Trade Organization’s December 2008 Modalities for tariffs levied and faced by developing countries, and the welfare implications of these reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5679 JUN 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions (English)

Traditional weighted-average measures of trade distortions are widely used in analyzing global and regional reforms, despite well-known deficiencies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5665 MAY 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply : a global CGE assessment (English)

This study analyzes the long-term impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on land-use change, food supply and prices, and the overall economy in various countries or regions using a global computable general equilibrium model, augmented by a land-use module and detailed representation of biofuel sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5513 DEC 01, 2010

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Beghin, John C.; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Mevel, Simon

Trade in apos;virtual carbonapos; : empirical results and implications for policy (English)

The fact that developing countries do not have carbon emission caps under the Kyoto Protocol has led to the current interest in high-income countries in border taxes on the quot;virtualquot; carbon content of imports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5194 JAN 01, 2010

Atkinson, Giles; Hamilton, Kirk; Ruta, Giovanni; Van Der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Can global de-carbonization inhibit developing country industrialization ? (English)

Most economic analyses of climate change have focused on the aggregate impact on countries of mitigation actions. The authors depart first in disaggregating the impact by sector, focusing particularly on manufacturing output and exports because of the potential growth consequences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5121 NOV 01, 2009

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; He, Jianwu

Reconciling climate change and trade policy (English)

There is growing clamor in industrial countries for additional border taxes on imports from countries with lower carbon prices. The authors confirm the findings of other research that unilateral emissions cuts by industrial countries will have minimal carbon leakage effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5123 NOV 01, 2009

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; He, Jianwu

Welfare and poverty effects of global agricultural and trade policies using the Linkage model (English)

This paper analyzes the economic effects of agricultural price and merchandise trade policies around the world as of 2004 on global markets, net farm incomes, and national and regional economic welfare and poverty, using the global economy wide Linkage model, new estimates of agricultural price distortions for developing countries, and poverty elasticityapos;s approach. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55934 JUN 01, 2009

Anderson, Kym; Valenzuela, Ernesto; Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der

Border price and export demand shocks for developing countries from rest-of-world trade liberalization using the linkage model (English)

The volume on agricultural price distortions, inequality and poverty begins with a global study that uses the World Bankapos;s linkage model to examine the economic impacts in various countries, regions and the world as a whole of agricultural and trade policies as of 2004. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55948 JUN 01, 2009

Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der; Valenzuela, Ernesto; Anderson, Kym;

General equilibrium effects of price distortions on global markets, farm incomes and welfare (English)

Earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies as well as by Governments of richer countries favoring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56137 SEP 01, 2008

Valenzuela, Ernesto; Mensbrugghe Dominique van der; Anderson, Kym

Global growth and distribution : are China and India reshaping the world? (English)

Over the past 20 years, aggregate measures of global inequality have changed little even if significant structural changes have been observed. High growth rates of China and India lifted millions out of poverty, while the stagnation in many African countries caused them to fall behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4392 NOV 01, 2007

Bussolo, Maurizio; De Hoyos, Rafael E.; Medvedev, Denis; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Evaluating the economic consequences of avian influenza (English)

The continued spread of the bird-to-bird version of avian influenza (or bird flu, also known by its scientific identifier H5N1) with limited bird-to-human transmission comprises part of the baseline forecast published in the World Bankapos;s global development finance, 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 47417 JUN 01, 2006

Burns, Andrew; Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der; Timmer, Hans

Doha merchandise trade reform : what is at stake for developing countries? (English)

This article: a) summarizes the costs of current merchandise trade distortions to developing and other economies; b) examines some scenarios that might emerge as part of an eventual Doha agreement consistent with the 2005 Hong Kong Ministerial declaration, particularly with respect to agriculture; and c) draws implications for the strategies developing countries might adopt in the World Trade Organizationapos;s (WTOapos;s) Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations. ... See More +

Journal Article 77516 MAY 01, 2006

van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will

Structural change and poverty reduction in Brazil : the impact of the Doha Round (English)

Over the medium time horizon, skill upgrading, differentials in sectoral technological progress, and migration of labor out of farming activities are some of the major structural adjustment factors shaping the evolution of an economy and its connected poverty trends. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3833 FEB 01, 2006

Bussolo, Maurizio; Lay, Jann; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Doha merchandise trade reform : whatapos;s at stake for developing countries ? (English)

This paper provides new estimates of the global gains from multilateral trade reform and their distribution among developing countries in the presence of trade preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3848 FEB 01, 2006

Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

The World Bank economic review 20 (2) (English)

The Doha round and preference erosion: a symposium by Bernard Hoekman; Doha merchandise trade reform: what is at stake for developing countries? ... See More +

Publication 43616 JAN 01, 2006

Hoekman, Bernard; Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der; Francois, Joseph; Hoekman, Bernard; Manchin, Miriam; Limao, Nuno; ; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Ozden, caglar; Sharma, Gunjan; Adam, Christopher S.; Bevan, David L.; Hulten, Charles R.; Bennathan, Esra; Srinivasan, Sylaja

Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)

Agriculture is yet again causing contention in international trade negotiations. It caused long delays to the Uruguay Round in the late 1980s and 1990s, and it is again proving to be the major stumbling block in the World Trade Organizationapos;s (WTO) Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations (formally known as the Doha Development Agenda, or DDA). ... See More +

Publication 34206 NOV 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym [editor]; Martin, Will [editor]; Hertel, Thomas W.; Keeney, Roman; Josling, Tim; de Gorter, Harry; Kliauga, Erika; Bouet, Antoine; Fontagne, Lionel; Jean, Sebastien; Hoekman, Bernard; Messerlin, Patrick; Hart, Chad E.; Beghin, John C.; Jensen, Hans G.; Zobbe, Henrick; Sumner, Daniel A.; Orden, David; Diaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will

Global impacts of Doha trade reform scenarios on poverty (English)

The authors illustrate some of the potential consequences of the World Trade Organizationapos;s Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations on incomes and poverty globally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3735 OCT 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Distortions to world trade: impacts on agricultural markets and farm incomes (English)

The authors provide estimates of the impact that removing all merchandise trade distortions (including agricultural subsidies) would have on food and agricultural production, trade, and incomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3736 OCT 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Would multilateral trade reform benefit Sub-Saharan Africans? (English)

This paper examines whether the Sub-Saharan African economies could gain from multilateral trade reform in the presence of trade preferences. The World Bankapos;s LINKAGE model of the global economy is employed to examine the impact first of current trade barriers and agricultural subsidies, and then of possible outcomes from the WTOapos;s Doha round. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3616 JUN 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

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Unfinished Business? The WTOapos;s Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5679 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5665 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply : a global CGE assessment (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5513 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in apos;virtual carbonapos; : empirical results and implications for policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5194 Policy Research Working Paper
Can global de-carbonization inhibit developing country industrialization ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5121 Policy Research Working Paper
Reconciling climate change and trade policy (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5123 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare and poverty effects of global agricultural and trade policies using the Linkage model (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2009 55934 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Border price and export demand shocks for developing countries from rest-of-world trade liberalization using the linkage model (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2009 55948 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
General equilibrium effects of price distortions on global markets, farm incomes and welfare (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2008 56137 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Global growth and distribution : are China and India reshaping the world? (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 WPS4392 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating the economic consequences of avian influenza (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 47417 Working Paper
Doha merchandise trade reform : what is at stake for developing countries? (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 77516 Journal Article
Structural change and poverty reduction in Brazil : the impact of the Doha Round (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2006 WPS3833 Policy Research Working Paper
Doha merchandise trade reform : whatapos;s at stake for developing countries ? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2006 WPS3848 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 20 (2) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2006 43616 Publication
Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2005 34206 Publication
Global impacts of Doha trade reform scenarios on poverty (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2005 WPS3735 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to world trade: impacts on agricultural markets and farm incomes (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2005 WPS3736 Policy Research Working Paper
Would multilateral trade reform benefit Sub-Saharan Africans? (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2005 WPS3616 Policy Research Working Paper