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Aaditya Mattoo

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AADITYA MATTOO is Research Manager, Trade and Integration, at the World Bank. He specializes in trade policy analysis and the operation of the WTO, and provides policy advice to governments.  Prior to joining the Bank in 1999, Mr. Mattoo was Economic Counsellor at the World Trade Organization.  Between 1988 and 1991, he taught economics at the University of Sussex and Churchill College, Cambridge University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford. He has published widely in academic and other journals on trade, trade in services, development and the WTO and his work has been cited extensively, including in the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and Time Magazine.

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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

Criss-crossing migration (English)

The current perspective on the flow of people is almost exclusively focused on permanent migration from poorer to richer countries and on immigration policies in industrial countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6539 JUL 01, 2013

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

Trade and innovation in services : evidence from a developing economy (English)

Studies on innovation and international trade have traditionally focused on manufacturing because neither was seen as important for services. Moreover, the few existing studies on services focus only on industrial countries, although in many developing countries services are already the largest sector in the economy and an important determinant of overall productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6520 JUN 01, 2013

Mattoo, Aaditya; Iacovone, Leonardo; Zahler, Andres

A "greenprint" for international cooperation on climate change (English)

International negotiations on climate change have been dogged by mutual recriminations between rich and poor countries, constricted by the zero-sum arithmetic of a shrinking global carbon budget, and overtaken by shifts in economic power between industrialized and developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6440 MAY 01, 2013

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

Trade in value added : developing new measures of cross-border trade (English)

This volume includes papers that were first presented and discussed at a workshop on 'The Fragmentation of Global Production and Trade in Value- Added: Developing New Measures of Cross Border Trade', held at the World Bank in Washington, DC, on 9 to 10 June, 2011. ... See More +

Publication 78621 JAN 24, 2013

Mattoo, Aaditya; Wang, Zhi; Wei, Shang-Jin

Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper evaluates the effects of the FAMEX export promotion program in Tunisia on the performance of beneficiary firms. While much of the literature assesses only the short-term impact of such programs, the paper considers also the longer-term impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6295 DEC 01, 2012

Fernandes, Ana M.; Cadot, Olivier; Mattoo, Aaditya; Gourdon, Julien

Performance of skilled migrants in the U.S. : a dynamic approach (English)

The initial occupational placements of male immigrants in the United States labor market vary significantly by country of origin even when education and other individual factors are taken into account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6140 JUL 01, 2012

Mattoo, Aaditya; Neagu, Ileana Cristina; Ozden, Caglar

Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)

A new Services Trade Restrictions Database collects and makes publicly available information on services trade policy assembled in a comparable manner across 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and the key modes of service supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6108 JUN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)

This paper estimates how changes in China's exchange rates would affect exports from competitor countries in third-country markets -- in other words, the "spillover effect." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5989 MAR 01, 2012

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; Mishra, Prachi

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo; Grover, Arti

Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)

The growth of India's manufacturing sector since 1991 has been attributed mostly to trade liberalization and more permissive industrial licensing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5948 JAN 01, 2012

Arnold, Jens Matthias; Mattoo, Aaditya; Javorcik, Beata; Lipscomb, Molly

China and the world trading system (English)

The World Trade Organization has been until recently an effective framework for cooperation because it has continually adapted to changing economic realities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5897 DEC 01, 2011

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

Exporting services : a developing country perspective (English)

The book builds on previous research, including that by the World Bank, on trade in services. Such research includes analyses of the effect of liberalizing services in developing countries and sectoral studies on financial, transportation, telecommunication, and professional services, as well as on international negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65837 NOV 15, 2011

Mattoo, Aaditya; Saez, Sebastian; Goswami, Arti Grover

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

Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)

The focus of trade policy has shifted in recent years from economy-wide reductions in tariffs and trade restrictions toward targeted interventions to facilitate trade and promote exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5877 NOV 01, 2011

Fernandes, Ana M.; Cadot, Olivier; Mattoo, Aaditya; Gourdon, Julien

Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)

Trade and investment in services are inhibited by a range of policy restrictions, but the best offers so far in the Doha negotiations are on average twice as restrictive as actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5517 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard; Mattoo, Aaditya

Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)

Professional services are vital for development in Southern Africa. Accounting, legal and engineering services contribute directly and indirectly to economic growth, including by lowering transactions costs, being key inputs and creating spillovers of knowledge to other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 60111 NOV 01, 2010

Fernandes, Ana M.; Mattoo, Aaditya; Dihel, Nora

Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)

Professional services matter for development in East Africa. Business services, including professional services, are among the most dynamic services sectors; and are a key input for other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 56746 SEP 01, 2010

Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas; Dihel, Nora

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas; Dihel, Nora French

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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
Criss-crossing migration (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6539 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and innovation in services : evidence from a developing economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6520 Policy Research Working Paper
A "greenprint" for international cooperation on climate change (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6440 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in value added : developing new measures of cross-border trade (English)
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JAN 24, 2013 78621 Publication
Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6295 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance of skilled migrants in the U.S. : a dynamic approach (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6140 Policy Research Working Paper
Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6108 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5989 Policy Research Working Paper
Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5942 Policy Research Working Paper
Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5948 Policy Research Working Paper
China and the world trading system (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5897 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporting services : a developing country perspective (English)
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NOV 15, 2011 65837 Publication
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5877 Policy Research Working Paper
Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 WPS5517 Policy Research Working Paper
Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 60111 Brief
Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56746 Brief
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief French