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The labor content of exports database (English)

This paper develops a novel methodology to measure the quantity of jobs and value of wages embodied in exports for a large number of countries and sectors for intermittent years between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7615 MAR 28, 2016

Cali,Massimiliano; Francois,Joseph; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Manchin,Miriam; Oberdabernig,Doris Anita; Rojas Romagosa,Hugo Alexander; Rubinova,Stela; Tomberger,Patrick Disclosed

CGE modeling of market access in services (English)

This paper examines how the applied multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) literature has moved into quantication of the impacts of greater market access for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6106 JUN 01, 2012

Christen, Elisabeth; Francois, Joseph; Hoekman, Bernard Disclosed

Institutions, infrastructure, and trade (English)

The authors examine the influence of infrastructure, institutional quality, colonial and geographic context, and trade preferences on the pattern of bilateral trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4152 MAR 01, 2007

Francois, Joseph; Manchin, Miriam Disclosed

Market structure and market access (English)

The authors examine an issue at the nexus of domestic competition policy and international trade, the interaction between goods trade and market power in domestic trade and distribution sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4151 MAR 01, 2007

Francois, Joseph; Wooton, Ian Disclosed

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

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 Disclosed

Economic development and multilateral trade cooperation (English)

How can international trade agreements promote development and how can rules be designed to benefit poor countries? Can multilateral trade cooperation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) help developing countries create and strengthen institutions and regulatory regimes that will enhance the gains from trade and integration into the global economy? ... See More +

Publication 34769 DEC 01, 2005

Evenett, Simon J. [editor]; Hoekman, Bernard M. [editor]; Bagwell, Kyle; Barton, John H.; Francois, Joseph; Gawande, Kishore; Ismail, Faizel; Keck, Alexander; Levy, Philip I.; Low, Patrick; Lucenti, Krista; Manole, Vlad; Martin, Will; Maskus, Keith E.; Mavroidis, Petros C.; Messerlin, Patrick A.; Ozden, Caglar; Prowse, Susan; Reinhardt, Eric; Saggi, Kamal; Shingal, Anirudh; Staiger, Robert W.; Subrahmanyam, BVR Disclosed

Preference erosion and multilateral trade liberalization (English)

Because of concern that OECD tariff reductions will translate into worsening export performance for the least developed countries, trade preferences have proven a stumbling block to developing country support for multilateral liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3730 OCT 01, 2005

Francois, Joseph; Hoekman, Bernard; Manchin, Miriam Disclosed

Equity, welfare, and the setting of trade policy in general equilibrium (English)

The authors analyze general equilibrium relationships between trade policy and the household distribution of income, decomposing social welfare into real income level and variance components and emphasizing Gini and Atkinson indexes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3731 OCT 01, 2005

Francois, Joseph; Rojas-Romagosa, Hugo Disclosed

Choosing formulas for market access negotiation : efficiency and market access considerations (English)

An important issue in multilateral trade negotiations is the approach taken to reduce tariffs. The authors believe that there are important advantages in formula approaches and survey a range of options between the sharply top-down Swiss formula and proportional cuts in tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3474 JAN 01, 2005

Manole, Vlad; Martin, Will; Francois, Joseph