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The price is not always right : on the impacts of (commodity) prices on households (and countries) (English)

This paper provides an overview of the impact of once-and-for-all changes in commodity prices and other prices on household welfare. It begins with a collection of stylized facts related to commodities based on household survey data from Latin America and Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6858 MAY 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)

Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6556 AUG 01, 2013

Lederman, Daniel; Artuc, Erhan; Porto, Guido

The cost of adjustment to green growth policies : lessons from trade adjustment costs (English)

Green growth policies confront firms and workers with adjustments that may create welfare costs for different segments of the population and cause reductions in near-term actual versus potential gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6237 OCT 01, 2012

Porto, Guido

Skills, exports, and the wages of seven million Latin American workers (English)

The returns to schooling and the skill premium are key parameters in various fields and policy debates, including the literatures on globalization and inequality, international migration, and technological change. ... See More +

Journal Article 81283 JUL 06, 2011

Brambilla, Irene; Dix-Carneiro, Rafael; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

Skills, exports, and the wages of five million Latin American workers (English)

The returns to schooling or the skill premium is a key parameter in various literatures, including globalization and inequality and international migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5246 MAR 01, 2010

Brambilla, Irene; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido; Carneiro, Rafael Dix

Adjusting to trade-policy changes in export markets : evidence from U.S. antidumping duties on Vietnamese catfish (English)

A large literature studies the effects of trade policy changes on developing-country exports on household incomes, and recent contributions have increasingly addressed the effects of administered protection, such as anti-dumping duties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4990 JUL 01, 2009

Brambilla, Irene; Tarozzi, Alessandro; Porto, Guido

Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)

This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports. In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4561 MAR 01, 2008

Negri, Mariano; Porto, Guido G.

Realizing the gains from trade : export crops, marketing costs, and poverty (English)

This paper explores the role of export costs in the process of poverty reduction in rural Africa. The authors claim that the marketing costs that emerge when the commercialization of export crops requires intermediaries can lead to lower participation into export cropping and, thus, to higher poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4488 JAN 01, 2008

Brambilla, Irene; Balat, Jorge; Porto, Guido

Agro-manufactured export prices, wages and unemployment (English)

This paper estimates the impacts of world agricultural trade liberalization on wages, employment and unemployment in Argentina, a country with positive net agricultural exports and high unemployment rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4489 JAN 01, 2008

Porto, Guido

Informal export barriers and poverty (English)

The author investigates the poverty impacts of informal export barriers like transport costs, cumbersome customs practices, costly regulations, and bribes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3354 JUL 01, 2004

Porto,Guido

Trade reforms, market access, and poverty in Argentina (English)

Much of the literature that studies the relationship between trade and poverty in developing countries focuses on the effects of national trade reforms, such as own tariff reductions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3135 SEP 30, 2003

Porto,Guido

Using survey data to assess the distributional effects of trade policy (English)

The author develops and applies a methodology to empirically explore the effects of trade policies on the distribution of income and poverty in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3137 SEP 01, 2003

Porto,Guido

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The price is not always right : on the impacts of (commodity) prices on households (and countries) (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6858 Policy Research Working Paper
A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6556 Policy Research Working Paper
The cost of adjustment to green growth policies : lessons from trade adjustment costs (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6237 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills, exports, and the wages of seven million Latin American workers (English)
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JUL 06, 2011 81283 Journal Article
Skills, exports, and the wages of five million Latin American workers (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5246 Policy Research Working Paper
Adjusting to trade-policy changes in export markets : evidence from U.S. antidumping duties on Vietnamese catfish (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4990 Policy Research Working Paper
Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4561 Policy Research Working Paper
Realizing the gains from trade : export crops, marketing costs, and poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4488 Policy Research Working Paper
Agro-manufactured export prices, wages and unemployment (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4489 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal export barriers and poverty (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 WPS3354 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade reforms, market access, and poverty in Argentina (English)
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SEP 30, 2003 WPS3135 Policy Research Working Paper
Using survey data to assess the distributional effects of trade policy (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2003 WPS3137 Policy Research Working Paper