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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

Hoekman, Bernard; Francois, Joseph; Christen, Elisabeth

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

Wooton, Ian; Francois, Joseph

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

Manchin, Miriam; Francois, Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

Hoekman, Bernard; Manchin, Miriam; Francois, Joseph

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

Rojas-Romagosa, Hugo; Francois, Joseph

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

Martin, Will; Francois, Joseph; Manole, Vlad