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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU (English)

Least developed countries rely on preferential market access. Proof of sufficient transformation has to be provided to customs in importing countries by meeting Rules of Origin requirements to benefit from these preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6357 FEB 01, 2013

de Melo, Jaime; Portugal-Perez, Alberto

Trade in a 'green growth' development strategy : global scale issues and challenges (English)

This paper surveys the state of knowledge about the trade-related environmental consequences of a country's development strategy along three channels: (i) direct trade-environment linkages (overexploitation of natural resources and trade-related transport costs); (ii) 'virtual trade' in emissions resulting from production activities; and (iii) the product mix attributes of a 'green-growth' strategy (environmentally preferable products and goods for environmental management). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6236 OCT 01, 2012

de Melo, Jaime

Natural resource abundance, growth, and diversification in the Middle East and North Africa : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)

This book is organized as follows: this first chapter examines the pattern of structural transformation in Middle East and North Africa, or MENA and summarizes the role of various factors examined thoroughly in the rest of the volume. ... See More +

Publication 72463 SEP 08, 2012

Melo, Jaime de; Diop, Ndiame; Marotta, Daniela

Distance and regionalization of trade for low-income countries (English)

The "distance effect" measuring the elasticity of trade flows to distance has been rising since the early 1970s in a host of studies based on the gravity model, leading observers to call it the "distance puzzle". ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5214 FEB 01, 2010

de Melo, Jaime; Wilson, John; Carrere, Celine

The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: dollar a day revisited, by Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula; evidence on changes in aid allocation criteria, by Stijn Claessens, Danny Cassimon, and Bjorn Van Campenhout; does education affect HIV status? ... See More +

Publication 62985 JAN 01, 2009

Melo, Jaime de; de Walque, Damien; Jeuland, Marc; Sangraula, Prem; Cassimon, Danny; Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Lucas, Marcelino; Owens, Trudy; Javorcik, Beata S.; Spatareanu, Mariana; Van Campenhout, Bjorn; Kandilov, Ivan T.; Claessens, Stijn; Clemens, John; Whittington, Dale; Fafchamps, Marcel

The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)

Governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going? By Daniel Kaufmann, and Aart Kraay. Two comments on "governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going?" ... See More +

Publication 47585 FEB 01, 2008

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Johnson, Simon; Easterly, William; Irwin, Timothy; Serven, Luis; Gill, Indermit S.; Ozer, Ceren;; Tatucu, Radu; Cadot, Olivier; Melo, Jaime de;

The World Bank economic review 22 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: trade liberalization and growth: new evidence, by Romain Wacziarg and Karen Horn Welch; comprehensive wealth and future consumption: accounting for population growth, by Susana Ferreira, Kirk Hamilton, and Jeffrey R. ... See More +

Publication 53728 JAN 01, 2008

Sánchez, José Miguel; Barham, Bradford L.; O'Ryan, Raúl; Dreher, Axel; Effron, Laurie; Welch, Karen Horn; Gitter, Seth R.; Nunnenkamp, Peter; De Melo, Jaime; Wacziarg, Romain; Ferreira, Susana; Hamilton, Kirk; Girma, Sourafel; Bhargava, Alok; Docquier, Frédéric; Gong, Yundan; Görg, Holger; Vincent, Jeffrey R.; Thiele, Rainer; Cull, Robert

Fiscal spending and economic performance : some stylized facts (English)

This paper complements the cross-country approach by examining the correlates of growth acceleration in per capita gross domestic product around "significant" public expenditure episodes by reorganizing the data around turning points, or events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4452 DEC 01, 2007

Carrere, Celine; de Melo, Jaime

Why OECD countries should reform rules of origin (English)

With preferential trade agreements on the rise worldwide rules of origin which are necessary to prevent trade deflection are attracting increasing attention. ... See More +

Journal Article 76779 OCT 04, 2007

Cadot, Olivier; de Melo, Jaime

Migration, remittances, and the brain drain : a symposium in memory of riccardo faini-an introduction (English)

It seems inevitable that international migration will be one of the major challenges of the twenty-first century. Lower transaction and communication costs have already greatly eased the formation of migrant networks and reduced migration costs, for long a deterrent to migration from developing countries to developed countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77541 MAY 01, 2007

Melo, Jaime de

The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: migration, remittances, and the brain drain: a symposium in memory of Riccardo Faini - an introduction; by Jaime de Melo. ... See More +

Publication 47685 JAN 01, 2007

Roodman, David; Zhang, Xiaobo; Tan, Kong-Yam; Emerson, Patrick M.; Portela Souza, Andre; Stifel, David; Christiaensen, Luc;; Melo, Jaime de; Faini, Riccardo; Docquier, Frederic; Lohest, Olivier; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Yang, Dean; Choi, HwaJung; Reine, Michel; Rapoport, Hillel;

Unraveling the worldwide pollution haven effect (English)

This paper contributes to the debate on the existence of pollution haven effects by systematically measuring the pollution content of trade (measured by the pollution content of imports, PCI) and decomposing it into three components-a "deep" component (unrelated to the environmental debate but including variables traditionally present in the gravity model) and two components (factor endowments and environmental policies) that occupy center stage in the debate on trade and the environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4047 NOV 01, 2006

Mathys, Nicole A.; Grether, Jean-Marie; de Melo, Jaime

Rules of origin for preferential trading arrangements : implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Area of EU and U.S. experience (English)

With free trade areas (FTAs) under negotiation between Japan and the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) members and between the Republic of Korea and AFTA members, preferential market access will become more important in Asian regionalism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4016 SEP 01, 2006

Cadot, Olivier; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; de Melo, Jaime

The elimination of Madagascar's Vanilla Marketing Board, ten years on (English)

This paper explores how the elimination of Madagascar's Marketing Board in 1995 affected prices paid to farmers, incentives, and regional indicators of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3979 AUG 01, 2006

Dutoit, Laure; Cadot, Olivier; de Melo, Jaime

Openness, inequality, and poverty : endowments matter (English)

Using tariffs as a measure of openness, the authors find consistent evidence that the conditional effects of trade liberalization on inequality are correlated with relative factor endowments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3981 AUG 01, 2006

Gourdon, Julien; Maystre, Nicolas; de Melo, Jaime

The World Bank economic review 19 (3) (English)

Tracking NAFTA's shadow 10 years on -- introduction to the symposium, by Daniel Lederman and Luis Serven. Spatial dimensions of trade liberalization and economic convergence -- Mexico 1985-2002, by Patricio Aroca, Mariano Bosch, and William F. ... See More +

Publication 35338 SEP 01, 2005

Bosch, Mariano; Aroca, Patricia; Carrere, Celine; Cadot, Olivier; Maloney, William F.; Serven, Luis; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Lederman, Daniel; de Melo, Jaime

Market access and welfare under free trade agreements : textiles under NAFTA (English)

The effective market access granted to textiles and apparel under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is estimated, taking into account the presence of rules of origin. ... See More +

Journal Article 77496 SEP 01, 2005

Cadot, Olivier; Carrere, Celine; de Melo, Jaime; Portugal-Perez, Alberto

The World Bank economic review 19 (1) (English)

Top Indian Incomes, 1922-2000 by Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty; Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Surveys by Branko Milanovic; Financing Pharmaceutical Innovation: How Much Should Poor Countries Contribute? ... See More +

Publication 38876 JAN 01, 2005

Ruwan, Jayasuriya; Brun, Jean-Francois; Guillaumont, Patrick; Gibson, John; de Melo, Jaime; Quentin, Wodon; Abhijit, Banerjee; Rozelle, Scott; Piketty, Thomas; Jack, William; Milanovic, Branko; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Carrere, Celin

The World Bank economic review 19 (2) (English)

The Varieties of Resource Experience: Natural Resource Export Structures and the Political Economy of Economic Growth by Jonathan Isham, Michael Woolcock, Lant Pritchett, and Gwen Busby; Attaching Workers through In-Kind Payments: Theory and Evidence from Russia by Guido Friebel and Sergei Guriev; Child Health and Economic Crisis in Peru by Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady; Entrepreneurship Selection and Performance: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Education in Developing Economies by Justin van der Sluis, Mirjam van Praag, and Wim Vijverberg; Microfinance and Poverty: Evidence Using Panel Data from Bangladesh by Shahidur R. ... See More +

Publication 42878 JAN 01, 2005

Pritchett, Lant; Friebel, Guido; Woolcock, Michael; Schady, Norbert; Melo, Jaime de; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Paxson, Christina; Isham, Jonathan; Busby, Gwen; Guriev, Sergei

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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6357 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in a 'green growth' development strategy : global scale issues and challenges (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6236 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural resource abundance, growth, and diversification in the Middle East and North Africa : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)
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SEP 08, 2012 72463 Publication
Distance and regionalization of trade for low-income countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5214 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 62985 Publication
The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 47585 Publication
The World Bank economic review 22 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 53728 Publication
Fiscal spending and economic performance : some stylized facts (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4452 Policy Research Working Paper
Why OECD countries should reform rules of origin (English)
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OCT 04, 2007 76779 Journal Article
Migration, remittances, and the brain drain : a symposium in memory of riccardo faini-an introduction (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 77541 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 47685 Publication
Unraveling the worldwide pollution haven effect (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4047 Policy Research Working Paper
Rules of origin for preferential trading arrangements : implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Area of EU and U.S. experience (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4016 Policy Research Working Paper
The elimination of Madagascar's Vanilla Marketing Board, ten years on (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3979 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, inequality, and poverty : endowments matter (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3981 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 19 (3) (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 35338 Publication
Market access and welfare under free trade agreements : textiles under NAFTA (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 77496 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 19 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 38876 Publication
The World Bank economic review 19 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 42878 Publication