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Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia has joined the World Trade Organization. This paper assesses how the tariff structure of the Russian Federation will change as a result of the phased implementation of its World Trade Organization commitments between 2012 and 2020 and how it has changed as a result of its agreement to participate in a Customs Union with Kazakhstan and Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6161 AUG 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Tarr, David G.

Services liberalization and productivity of manufacturing firms : evidence from Ukraine (English)

This paper brings new evidence on the impact of services liberalization on the performance of manufacturing firms. Using a unique database of Ukrainian firms in 2001-2007, the authors utilize an external push for liberalization in the services sector as a source of exogenous variation to identify the impact of services liberalization on total factor productivity (TFP) of manufacturing firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5944 JAN 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Vakhitov, Volodymyr

The structure of import tariffs in the Russian Federation : 2001-05 (English)

The Russian tariff structure contains over 11,000 tariff lines of which about 1,700 use the so-called "combined" tariff rate system. For the combined system tariff lines, the actual tariff applied by Russian customs is the maximum of the ad valorem or specific tariff. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4265 JUN 01, 2007

Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Oleksandr

The impact on Russia of WTO accession and the Doha agenda : the importance of liberalization of barriers against foreign direct investment in services for growth and poverty reduction (English)

Taking price changes from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model of world trade, the authors use a small open economy computable general equilibrium comparative static model of the Russian economy to assess the impact of global free trade and a successful completion of the Doha Agenda on the Russian economy, and especially on the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3725 OCT 01, 2005

Rutherford, Thomas; Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Tarr, David

Poverty effects of Russia's WTO accession : modeling "real" households and endogenous productivity effects (English)

The authors use a computable general equilibrium comparative static model of the Russian economy to assess the impact of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on income distribution and the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3473 JAN 01, 2005

Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Oleksandr