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Understanding the benefits of regional integration to trade : the application of a gravity model to the case of Central America (English)

The paper identifies the impact of physical barriers to trade within Central America through the use of an augmented and partially constrained Gravity Model of Trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5506 DEC 01, 2010

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Schwartz,Jordan Z.; Stokenberga,Aiga Disclosed

Central America's intra and extra-regional trade potential : a gravity model approach to understanding regional integration (English)

As tariffs and other formal barriers to trade have fallen across developing and industrialized regions, transport and logistics costs have become, in many cases, the biggest cost factor in the final price of delivered goods. ... See More +

Policy Paper 88017 NOV 01, 2010

Gordillo, Darwin Marcelo; Stokenberga, Aiga; Schwartz, Jordan Disclosed

Jamaica - Responding to crisis with investment : the short-term employment and economic growth effects of construction sector investments in Jamaica (English)

This study aims to ask questions essential to forming policy for short-term, economic stimulus in Jamaica. How do public works and construction investments filter through to other sectors? ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 70062 JAN 01, 2010

Marcelo, Darwin; Stokenberga, Aiga; Schwartz, Jordan Disclosed

Logistics, transport and food prices in LAC : policy guidance for improving efficiency and reducing costs (English)

This introductory section explains the rationale for the guidance note, reflecting on the relevance of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), their impact on the poor and the effect that logistics and transport costs have on those prices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 87933 AUG 01, 2009

Schwartz, Jordan; Guasch, Jose Luis; Wilmsmeier, Gordon; Stokenberga, Aiga Disclosed

Logistics, transport and food prices in LAC : Policy guidance for improving efficiency and reducing costs (English)

Despite its image as a self-sustaining region in agricultural production, about one-third of the population of LAC lives in net food importing countries, and most of the region’s net food exporting countries import a large and growing segment of their food as well. ... See More +

Policy Paper 70796 AUG 01, 2009

Guasch, Jose Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z.; Stokenberga,Aiga; Wilmsmeier,Gordon Disclosed