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Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)

The short-term impact of Brexit on goods exports is assessed using the Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index of the United Kingdom's major trading partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8195 SEP 13, 2017

Kee,Hiau Looi; Nicita,Alessandro Disclosed

Is protectionism on the rise? : assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)

This paper quantifies trade policy changes and the associated trade impacts for about 100 countries between 2008 and 2009. Results show that there has been no widespread increase in protectionism. ... See More +

Journal Article 86266 MAR 01, 2013

Kee, Hiau Looi; Neagu, Cristina; Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)

To understand the role of trade policies in the crisis of 2008, this paper constructs the overall trade restrictiveness indices for a wide range of countries using their tariff schedules in 2008 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5274 APR 01, 2010

Kee, Hiau Looi; Neagu, Cristina; Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Smoke in the water : the use of tariff policy flexibility in crises (English)

As the economic crisis deepens and widens, fears of a return to the protectionist spiral of the 1930s become more common. However, an important difference between the 1930s and today is the existence of the World Trade Organization and the legal limits it imposes on the protectionist responses members can pursue. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5050 SEP 01, 2009

Foletti, Liliana; Fugazza, Marco; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo Disclosed

Trade policy, trade costs, and developing country trade (English)

This paper briefly reviews new indices of trade restrictiveness and trade facilitation that have been developed at the World Bank. The paper also compares the trade impact of different types of trade restrictions applied at the border with the effects of domestic policies that affect trade costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4797 DEC 01, 2008

Hoekman, Bernard; Nicita, Alessandro

Avian influenza and the poultry trade (English)

Because of high mortality rates, high rates of contagion, and the possibility of cross-species infection to mammals including humans, high pathogenic avian influenza is a major concern both to consumers and producers of poultry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4551 MAR 01, 2008

Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Trade, production, and protection database, 1976-2004 (English)

The database described in this article provides researchers with a broad set of data on trade, production, and protection for 28 manufacturing sectors at the three-digit level of the international standard industrial classification. ... See More +

Journal Article 77538 JAN 01, 2007

Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: growth and risk: methodology and micro evidence; by Chris Elbers, Jan Willem Gunning, and Bill Kinsey. Dollars, debt, and international financial institutions: dedollarizing multilateral lending; by Eduardo Levy Yeyati. ... See More +

Publication 45346 JAN 01, 2007

Elbers, Chris; Willem Gunning, Jan; Kinsey, Bill; Levy Yeyat, Eduardo; Fiess, Norbert; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William; O'Donnell, Owen;; Doorslaer, Eddy van; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P.; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Raj Adhikari, Shiva; Harbianto Den; Garg Charu C; Hanuorauongchai, Piya; N. Hug, Mohammed;; Karan Anup; M. Leung, Gabriel; Wan Ng, Chiu; Raj Pande, Badri; Tin, Keith; Tisayaticom, Kanjana; Trisnantoro, Laksono; Zhang, Yuhui; Zhao, Yuxin;; Pradhan, Menno; Saadah, Fadia; Sparrow, Robert; Pfaffenzeller, Stephan; Newbold, Paul; Rayner, Anthony; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Disclosed

Export led growth, pro-poor or not? Evidence from Madagascar's textile and apparel industry (English)

Madagascar's textile and apparel industry has been among the fastest growing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fueled by low labor costs, a fairly productive labor force, and preferential access to industrial countries, Madagascar's exports of textile and apparel products grew from about US$45 million in 1990 to almost half a billion in 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3841 FEB 01, 2006

Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Estimating trade restrictiveness indices (English)

The objective of this paper is to provide indicators of trade restrictiveness that include both measures of tariff and nontariff barriers for 91 developing and industrial countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3840 FEB 01, 2006

Kee, Hiau Looi; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo Disclosed

Multilateral trade liberalization and Mexican households : the effect of the Doha development agenda (English)

Empirical evidence suggests that global trade reforms are unlikely to produce analogous results across countries, especially when analyzing their effect on poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3707 SEP 01, 2005

Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Import demand elasticities and trade distortions (English)

To study the effects of tariffs on gross domestic product (GDP), one needs import demand elasticities at the tariff line level that are consistent with GDP maximization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3452 NOV 01, 2004

Hiau Looi Kee; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo

Who benefited from trade liberalization in Mexico? Measuring the effects on household welfare (English)

This study performs an ex-post analysis of the effects of the trade liberalization in Mexico between 1989 and 2000, taking into account regional differences in the Mexican economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3265 APR 01, 2004

Nicita, Alessandro

Efficiency and equity of a marginal tax reform - income, quality, and price elasticities for Mexico (English)

The author investigates the effects of a marginal tax reform on household welfare in Mexico. He estimates the extent to which Mexican households react to changes in prices, and uses the estimates to simulate changes in social welfare resulting from marginal tax reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3266 APR 01, 2004

Nicita, Alessandro

Who benefits and how much? : how gender affects welfare impacts of a booming textile industry (English)

Exports of textile products originating from Sub-Saharan African countries have grown dramatically in the past decade. Recent trade initiatives, such as the "African Growth Opportunity Act" and "Everything but Arms," along with low labor costs and improved integration into world markets, are giving further stimulus to the growth of the textile and apparel industry in Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3029 APR 30, 2003

Nicita, Alessandro; Razzaz, Susan

Trade and production, 1976-99 (English)

The authors have prepared this paper as a companion to the Trade and Production database, which contains trade, production, and tariff data for 67 industrial and developing countries at the industry level for 1976-99. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2701 NOV 30, 2001

Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo

Trade reform and household welfare : the case of Mexico (English)

The authors use a two-step, computationally simple procedure to analyze the effects of Mexico's potentially unilateral tariff liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2667 AUG 31, 2001

Ianchovichina, Elena; Nicita, Alessandro; Soloaga, Isidro

Exports and information spillovers (English)

Exporters' performance in a particular market may affect their future exports to the rest of the world. Importers may base their future transaction decision on the information revealed by exporters' past performance in other countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2474 NOV 30, 2000

Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo

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Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8195 Policy Research Working Paper
Is protectionism on the rise? : assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 86266 Journal Article
Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5274 Policy Research Working Paper
Smoke in the water : the use of tariff policy flexibility in crises (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5050 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy, trade costs, and developing country trade (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 WPS4797 Policy Research Working Paper
Avian influenza and the poultry trade (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4551 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade, production, and protection database, 1976-2004 (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 77538 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45346 Publication
Export led growth, pro-poor or not? Evidence from Madagascar's textile and apparel industry (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3841 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating trade restrictiveness indices (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3840 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral trade liberalization and Mexican households : the effect of the Doha development agenda (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 WPS3707 Policy Research Working Paper
Import demand elasticities and trade distortions (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 WPS3452 Policy Research Working Paper
Who benefited from trade liberalization in Mexico? Measuring the effects on household welfare (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3265 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency and equity of a marginal tax reform - income, quality, and price elasticities for Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3266 Policy Research Working Paper
Who benefits and how much? : how gender affects welfare impacts of a booming textile industry (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3029 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and production, 1976-99 (English)
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NOV 30, 2001 WPS2701 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade reform and household welfare : the case of Mexico (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 WPS2667 Policy Research Working Paper
Exports and information spillovers (English)
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NOV 30, 2000 WPS2474 Policy Research Working Paper