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The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firms' financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G. Disclosed

A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)

This book examines the 35-year career of Vinod Thomas. He spent those 35 years within the World Bank Group in different positions and in different regions. ... See More +

Publication 73355 JAN 01, 2011

Rist, Ray C. [editor]; Wolfensohn, James D.; Thomas, Vinod; Summers, Lawrence H.l; Fischer, Stanley; Leipziger, Danny M.; Nash, John; Edwards, Sebastian; Hutcheson, Thomas; Keesing, Donald; Matin, Kazi; Pursell, Garry; Yeats, Alexander J.; Dailami, Mansoor; Dhareshwar, Ashok; Kaufmann, Daniel; Kishor, Nalin; Lopez, Ramon; Wang, Yan; Stiglitz, Joseph; dos Reis Velloso, Joao Paulo; Junguito, Roberto; Mohan, Rakesh; Tolley, George S.; Georgieva, Kristalina; Gressani, Daniela; Grasso, Patrick; Boehmer, Hans-Martin; Tominaga, Jiro Disclosed

Kenya - export prospects and problems (English)

This report examines reasons why Kenya and other African trade did not provide the engine of growth that it did elsewhere. During the last quarter century many Sub-Saharan African countries non-oil exports either declined in absolute terms, or expanded at a slower pace than world trade. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34993 OCT 01, 2005

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander Disclosed

Major trade trends in East Asia : what are their implications for regional cooperation and growth (English)

This study's empirical findings have positive implications for further efforts to expand East Asian regional trade and cooperation initiatives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3084 JUN 30, 2003

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

Export profiles of small landlocked countries : a case study focusing on their implications for Lesotho (English)

World Bank demographic and country characteristic statistics identify 16 small landlocked countries that are similar to Lesotho. The authors attempt to determine what useful policy information can be derived from the recent trade performance of these "comparators." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3085 JUN 30, 2003

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

What can Africa expect from its traditional exports? (English)

This study examines the implications of recent trade trends, and long-term price projections for Sub-Saharan Africa's major exports. Its policy message for Africa is two fold. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23669 FEB 28, 2002

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

On the recent trade performance of Sub-Saharan African countries : cause for hope, or more of the same? (English)

The study examines the recent trade performance of twenty eight large, and medium-sized Sub-Saharan African countries, in an attempt to determine the change in trends. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22697 SEP 30, 2000

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander J. French

On the recent trade performance of Sub-Saharan African countries : cause for hope, or more of the same? : Les echanges internationaux de l'Afrique Subsaharienne: espoir ou statu quo? (French)

The study examines the recent trade performance of twenty eight large, and medium-sized Sub-Saharan African countries, in an attempt to determine the change in trends. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22697 SEP 30, 2000

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander J. English Disclosed

Production sharing in East Asia : who does what for whom, and why? (English)

The authors analyze empirical information on the nature and magnitude of, and motivation for, international production sharing in East Asia. To do so, they use a largely untapped source of data on inter- and intra-regional trade in parts and components. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2197 OCT 31, 1999

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

Good governance and trade policy : are they the keys to Africa's global integration and growth? (English)

Economists often argue that the level and structure of a country's trade barriers and the quality of its governance policies (for example, regulating foreign investment or limiting commercial activity with red tape) have a major influence on its economic growth and performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2038 JAN 31, 1999

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade arrangements (English)

This study employs a new methodological approach that measures production efficiency in changing trade patterns. It shows that the most rapidly growing products in Mercosur's intratrade generally are goods in which members do not have a comparative advantage and have not been able to export competitively to outside markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 77260 JAN 01, 1998

Yeats, Alexander J. Disclosed

Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade arrangements? (English)

A concern about regional trade arrangements (RTAs) is whether the discriminatory trade barriers applied to RTAs encourage high-cost imports from member countries at the expense of nonmember lower-cost goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1729 FEB 28, 1997

Yeats,Alexander James Disclosed

Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade? (English)

In the mid-1950s sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 3.1 percent of global exports. By 1990 this share had fallen to 1.2 percent. The authors of this report find that Africa's extensive loss of competitiveness played a key role in its decline in world trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1636 AUG 31, 1996

Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander

Export prospects of Middle Eastern countries : a post-Uruguay Round analysis (English)

Exports in the Middle Eastern countries should increase from $800 million to $900 million as a result of the tariff cuts agreed on in the Uruguay Round, according to the author. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1571 FEB 29, 1996

Yeats, Alexander

Nontariff barriers Africa faces : what did the Uruguay Round accomplish, and what remains to be done? (English)

Perhaps the major accomplishment of the Uruguay Round is agreements reached on nontariff barriers (NTBs). All NTBs imposed under the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) will be phased out over 10 years, and all "voluntary" export restraints will be abolished. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1439 MAR 31, 1995

Amjadi, Azita; Yeats, Alexander

Nontariff measures and developing countries : has the Uruguay Round leveled the playing field? (English)

In the policy environment prevailing before implementation of the Uruguay Round results, exports from developing countries face significant nontariff measures in industrial countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1353 AUG 31, 1994

Low, Patrick; Yeats, Alexander

OECD trade barriers faced by the successor states of the Soviet Union (English)

Using a comprehensive World Bank - UNCTAD data base on tariff barriers NTBs), the authors examine the incidence of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) trade barriers to exports of the former Soviet Union (FSU). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1175 SEP 30, 1993

Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Yeats, Alexander

Asian trade barriers against primary and processed commodities (English)

Many developing countries are being encouraged to shift toward increased processing and exports of domestically produced natural resource based products now exported in primary form. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1174 SEP 30, 1993

Safadi, Raed; Yeats, Alexander

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) : its effect on South Asia (English)

Over the past three decades, free trade agreements were mostly a European phenomenon European Free Trade Agreement [EFTA], European Economic Community [EEC], and their regional arrangements). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1119 MAR 31, 1993

Safadi, Raed; Yeats, Alexander

How minilateral trading agreements may affect the post-Uruguay Round world (English)

One issue dominating recent discussions on free trade areas and other minilateral associations (preferential trade arrangements) is whether such arrangements will detract from further multilateral trade liberalization on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS974 SEP 30, 1992

Braga, C.A. Primo; Yeats, Alexander

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The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 73355 Publication
Kenya - export prospects and problems (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 34993 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Major trade trends in East Asia : what are their implications for regional cooperation and growth (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 WPS3084 Policy Research Working Paper
Export profiles of small landlocked countries : a case study focusing on their implications for Lesotho (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 WPS3085 Policy Research Working Paper
What can Africa expect from its traditional exports? (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 23669 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
On the recent trade performance of Sub-Saharan African countries : cause for hope, or more of the same? (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 22697 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
On the recent trade performance of Sub-Saharan African countries : cause for hope, or more of the same? : Les echanges internationaux de l'Afrique Subsaharienne: espoir ou statu quo? (French)
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SEP 30, 2000 22697 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Production sharing in East Asia : who does what for whom, and why? (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 WPS2197 Policy Research Working Paper
Good governance and trade policy : are they the keys to Africa's global integration and growth? (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 WPS2038 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade arrangements (English)
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JAN 01, 1998 77260 Journal Article
Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade arrangements? (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1729 Policy Research Working Paper
Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade? (English)
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AUG 31, 1996 WPS1636 Policy Research Working Paper
Export prospects of Middle Eastern countries : a post-Uruguay Round analysis (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 WPS1571 Policy Research Working Paper
Nontariff barriers Africa faces : what did the Uruguay Round accomplish, and what remains to be done? (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 WPS1439 Policy Research Working Paper
Nontariff measures and developing countries : has the Uruguay Round leveled the playing field? (English)
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AUG 31, 1994 WPS1353 Policy Research Working Paper
OECD trade barriers faced by the successor states of the Soviet Union (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 WPS1175 Policy Research Working Paper
Asian trade barriers against primary and processed commodities (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 WPS1174 Policy Research Working Paper
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) : its effect on South Asia (English)
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MAR 31, 1993 WPS1119 Policy Research Working Paper
How minilateral trading agreements may affect the post-Uruguay Round world (English)
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SEP 30, 1992 WPS974 Policy Research Working Paper