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Taking Another Look at Policy Research on China's Accession to the World Trade Organization (English)

Recent work on China's accession to the World Trade Organizations pays little attention to the wave of reforms in China in the 1980s and 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8932 JUL 01, 2019

Ianchovichina,Elena; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Poverty Impact of Food Price Shocks and Policies (English)

In the event of large swings in world food prices, countries often intervene to dampen the impact of international food price spikes on domestic prices and to lessen the burden of adjustment on vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8724 FEB 05, 2019

Laborde,David; Lakatos,Csilla; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Economic growth, convergence, and world food demand and supply (English)

In projecting global food demand to 2050, much attention has been given to rising demand due to the projected population increase from the current 7.4 billion to more than 9 billion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8257 NOV 27, 2017

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)

India has pursued an active food security policy for many years, using a combination of trade policy interventions, public distribution of food staples, and assistance to farmers through minimum support prices defended by public stocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7551 FEB 02, 2016

Gouel,Christophe; Gautam,Madhur; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S. Disclosed

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania : past volatility and future climate change (English)

Given global heterogeneity in climate-induced agricultural variability, Tanzania has the potential to substantially increase its maize exports to other countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6132 JUL 01, 2012

Ahmed , Syud Amer; Diffenbaugh, Noah S.; Hertel, Thomas W.; Martin, William J. Disclosed

Reducing distortions in international commodity markets (English)

World commodity markets and particularly the markets for agricultural commodities remain highly distorted despite the wave of liberalization that has swept world trade since the 1980s. ... See More +

Brief 69118 MAY 01, 2012

Hoekman, Bernard; Martin, Will Disclosed

Reducing distortions in international commodity markets : an agenda for multilateral cooperation (English)

Global commodity markets are affected by a variety of government policies that may expand or lower overall supply and as a result affect world prices for the specific products concerned. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5928 JAN 01, 2012

Hoekman, Bernard; Martin, Will Disclosed

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind Disclosed

Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries (English)

This paper uses detailed data on bound and applied tariffs to assess the consequences of the World Trade Organization’s December 2008 Modalities for tariffs levied and faced by developing countries, and the welfare implications of these reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5679 JUN 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique Disclosed

Export restrictions and price insulation during commodity price booms (English)

For individual countries, variable trade barriers can be used to reduce the volatility of domestic relative to world prices. If this is done by countries accounting for a large share of the market, its effect is offset by increases in world price volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5645 MAY 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Anderson, Kym Disclosed

Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions (English)

Traditional weighted-average measures of trade distortions are widely used in analyzing global and regional reforms, despite well-known deficiencies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5665 MAY 01, 2011

Laborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique Disclosed

Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices (English)

Global food prices have increased substantially since mid-2010, as have prices in many developing countries. In this study we assess the poverty impact of the price changes between June and December 2010 in twenty-eight low and middle income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5633 APR 01, 2011

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions (English)

Trade policy reforms in recent decades have sharply reduced the distortions that were harming agriculture in developing countries, yet global trade in farm products continues to be far more distorted than trade in nonfarm goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5603 MAR 01, 2011

Anderson, Kym; Cockburn, John; Martin, Will Disclosed

Costs of taxation and benefits of public goods with multiple taxes and goods (English)

The recent public economics literature involves an apparent consensus that income effects reduce the costs of raising revenues and hence increase the desirable level of public good provision. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5410 SEP 01, 2010

Anderson, James E.; Martin, Will Disclosed

The financial crisis and its impacts on global agriculture (English)

The financial crisis arose in the industrial countries, but has affected developing countries through higher interest rates, sharp changes in commodity prices, and reductions in investment, trade, migration and remittances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5431 SEP 01, 2010

Lin , Justin Yifu; Martin, Will Disclosed

Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the WTO : the case of wheat (English)

The Special Safeguard Mechanism was a key issue in the July 2008 failure to reach agreement in the World Trade Organization negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5334 JUN 01, 2010

Hertel, Thomas W.; Martin, Will; Leister, Amanda M. Disclosed

Agricultural price distortions, inequality, and poverty (English)

For decades, the earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed because of a pro-urban, anti-agricultural bias in own-country policies and because governments in more well off countries are favoring their farmers by imposing import barriers and providing subsidies. ... See More +

Publication 53879 MAR 17, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Cockburn, John; Martin, Will Disclosed

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Taking Another Look at Policy Research on China's Accession to the World Trade Organization (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 WPS8932 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty Impact of Food Price Shocks and Policies (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8724 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic growth, convergence, and world food demand and supply (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 WPS8257 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7551 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania : past volatility and future climate change (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6132 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing distortions in international commodity markets (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 69118 Brief
Reducing distortions in international commodity markets : an agenda for multilateral cooperation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5928 Policy Research Working Paper
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5679 Policy Research Working Paper
Export restrictions and price insulation during commodity price booms (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5645 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5665 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5633 Policy Research Working Paper
Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5603 Policy Research Working Paper
Costs of taxation and benefits of public goods with multiple taxes and goods (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5410 Policy Research Working Paper
The financial crisis and its impacts on global agriculture (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5431 Policy Research Working Paper
Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the WTO : the case of wheat (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5334 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural price distortions, inequality, and poverty (English)
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MAR 17, 2010 53879 Publication