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International tradability indices for services (English)

This paper uses a theoretically grounded model of international trade to estimate the cross-border tradability of services. The resulting indices cover up to 99 countries and ten sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6712 NOV 01, 2013

van der Marel, Erik; Shepherd, Ben

Global connectivity and export performance (English)

The World Bank has developed a novel method for measuring countries’ connectivity in global networks and has applied it to the global air transport network. ... See More +

Brief 76189 MAR 01, 2013

Arvis, Jean-Francois; Shepherd, Ben

Trade costs in the developing world : 1995 - 2010 (English)

The authors use newly collected data on trade and production in 178 countries to infer estimates of trade costs in agriculture and manufactured goods for the 1995-2010 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6309 JAN 01, 2013

Arvis, Jean-François; Utoktham,Chorthip; Shepherd, Ben; Duval, Yann

Trade costs and development : a new data set (English)

The World Bank and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) jointly prepared a new global data set of bilateral trade costs based on trade and production data. ... See More +

Brief 75036 JAN 01, 2013

Utoktham, Chorthip; Arvis, Jean-Francois; Shepherd, Ben; Duval, Yann

Facilitating international production networks : the role of trade logistics (English)

This paper shows that networked trade in parts and components is more sensitive to the importing country's logistics performance than is trade in final goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6224 OCT 01, 2012

Shepherd, Ben; Saslavsky, Daniel

The poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimator : a solution to the "adding up" problem in gravity models (English)

This paper shows that the poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimator applied to the gravity model produces estimates in which, summing across all partners, actual, and estimated total trade flows are identical. ... See More +

Journal Article 79416 AUG 28, 2012

Arvis, Jean-Francois; Shepherd, Ben

Logistics costs and competitiveness : measurement and trade policy applications (English)

This paper examines the issue of measuring logistics costs from an applied trade policy research perspective, as well as identifying logistics-intensive sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 81575 JAN 01, 2012

Shepherd, Ben

The air connectivity index : measuring integration in the global air transport network (English)

The authors construct a new measure of connectivity in the global air transport network, covering 211 countries and territories for the year 2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5722 JUN 01, 2011

Arvis, Jean-François; Shepherd, Ben

Managing openness : trade and outward-oriented growth after the crisis (English)

The global financial crisis is stimulating a broad reassessment of economic integration policies in developed and developing countries alike. The crisis was associated with a great trade collapse, the sharpest in recorded history and the deepest since Second World War (Baldwin 2009). ... See More +

Publication 60810 MAR 22, 2011

Haddad, Mona; Shepherd, Ben

Connecting to compete 2010 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)

This report presents the findings of the second edition of connecting to compete, a report on the new dataset for the 2010 Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 55852 JAN 01, 2010

Hoekman, Bernard; Haddad, Mona; Arvis, Jean-Francois; Ojala, Lauri; Shepherd, Ben; Alina Mustra, Monica; Saslavsky, Daniel