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Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico : Main report (English)

This chapter estimates indicators of direct and indirect intervention by the Mexican government in agriculture over the period 1979 to 2005. To put the estimates in context, authors describe the main characteristics of Mexican agriculture and the main economic policy developments that affected the sector over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55982 DEC 01, 2007

Soloaga, Isidro; Lara, Gabriel Disclosed

Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico (Vol. 2) : National spreadsheet for agricultural distortions (English)

This chapter estimates indicators of direct and indirect intervention by the Mexican government in agriculture over the period 1979 to 2005. To put the estimates in context, authors describe the main characteristics of Mexican agriculture and the main economic policy developments that affected the sector over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55982 DEC 01, 2007

Soloaga, Isidro; Lara, Gabriel Disclosed

The growth of China and India in world trade : opportunity or threat for Latin America and the Caribbean? (English)

This paper studies the relationship between the growth of China and India in world merchandise trade and Latin American and Caribbean commercial flows from two perspectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4320 AUG 01, 2007

Lederman, Daniel; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro Disclosed

The growth of China and India in world markets : opportunity or threat for Latin American exporters? (English)

This paper explores whether the rapid growth of China and India in world markets is a threat or an opportunity to Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) exporters. ... See More +

Working Paper 66620 AUG 01, 2006

Lederman, Daniel; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro Disclosed

Moving forward faster : trade facilitation reform and Mexican competitiveness (English)

Improved competitiveness is at the top of the agenda for Mexico as it moves to leverage economic progress made over the past decade. The authors evaluate the impact of changes in trade facilitation measures on trade for main industrial sectors in Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3953 JUN 01, 2006

Soloaga, Isidro; Wilson, John S.; Mejia, Alejandro Disclosed

A firm's-eye view of commercial policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)

After decades of high trade restrictions, fiscal distortions, and currency overvaluation, Cameroon implemented important commercial and fiscal policy reforms in 1994. ... See More +

Journal Article 77397 SEP 01, 2002

Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James Disclosed

Product quality, productive efficiency, and international technology diffusion : evidence from plant-level panel data (English)

What mechanisms most frequently transmit foreign technologies to developing country firms? Do these foreign technologies affect both productive efficiency and product quality in the recipient firms? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2759 JAN 31, 2002

Kraay, Aart; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

The World Bank economic review 16 (3) (English)

Gender effects of social security reform in Chile, by Alejandra Cox Edwards. Low schooling for girls, slower growth for all? Cross-country evidence on the effect of gender inequality in education on economic development, by Stephan Klasen. ... See More +

Publication 25579 JAN 01, 2002

Cox Edwards, Alejandra; Klasen, Stephan; Newman, Constance; Friedman, Jed; Levinsohn, James; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Mackinnon, John; Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

Trade reform and household welfare : the case of Mexico (English)

The authors use a two-step, computationally simple procedure to analyze the effects of Mexico's potentially unilateral tariff liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2667 AUG 31, 2001

Ianchovichina, Elena; Nicita, Alessandro; Soloaga, Isidro

Weightless machines and costless knowledge - an empirical analysis of trade and technology diffusion (English)

The authors examine the impact on productivity of technologies imported by a sample of developing, and transition economies in Central and Easter Europe, and the Southern Mediterranean - economies becoming increasingly integrated with the European Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2598 MAY 31, 2001

Barba Navaretti, Giorgio; Soloaga, Isidro

The treatment of non-essential inputs in a Cobb-Douglas technology : an application to Mexican rural household-level data (English)

The standard approach for fitting a Cobb-Douglas production function to micro data with zero values is to replace those values with "sufficiently small" numbers to facilitate the logarithmic transformation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2499 DEC 31, 2000

Soloaga, Isidro

A firm's-eye view of policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)

After decades of heavy trade restrictions, fiscal distortions, and currency overvaluation, Cameroon implemented important commercial and fiscal policy reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2442 SEP 30, 2000

Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

The World Bank economic review 14 (1) (English)

International knowledge flows and economic performance - a review of the evidence; by Giorgio Barba Navaretti and David G. Tarr. Do trade patterns and technology flows affect productivity growth? ... See More +

Publication 20868 JAN 31, 2000

Bourguignon, Francois [editor]; Zable, Ilyse [editor]; Barba Navaretti, Giorgio; Tarr, David G.; Keller, Wolfgang; Djankov, Simeon; Hoekman, Bernard; Bee Yan Aw; Sukkyun Chung; Roberts, Mark J.; Soloaga, Isidro; Takacs, Wendy; Gisselquist, David; Grether, Jean-Marie; Bigman, David; Fofack, Hippolyte; Hentschel, Jesko; Lanjouw, Jean Olson; Lanjouw, Peter; Poggi, Javier; Dercon, Stefan; Lambotte, Michel Disclosed

Vintage technologies and skill constraints : evidence from U.S. exports of new and used machines (English)

When countries import production machinery, they must choose between new and used equipment. This article looks at that choice in the presence of labor-saving technical progress and complementarity between technologies and skills within the firm. ... See More +

Journal Article 77317 JAN 01, 2000

Navaretti, Giorgio Barba; Soloaga, Isidro; Takacs, Wendy Disclosed

What's behind MERCOSUR's common external tariff? (English)

The theoretical literature on trade follows two different approaches to explaining the endogenous formation of customs unions: 1) The terms-of-trade approach, in which integrating partners are willing to exploit terms-of-trade effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2231 NOV 30, 1999

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro; Winters, Alan

How has regionalism in the 1990s affected trade? (English)

The authors apply a gravity model to data on annual non-fuel imports for 58 countries for the years 1980-96, to quantify the effects on trade of recently created or revamped preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2156 AUG 31, 1999

Soloaga, Isidro; Winters, L. Alan

The World Bank economic review 12(2) (English)

Dynamics and politics in regional integration arrangements: an introduction, by Maurice Schiff and L. Alan Winters. Returns to regionalism: an analysis of nontraditional gains from regional trade agreements, by Raquel Fernandez and Jonathan Portes. ... See More +

Publication 18484 MAY 31, 1998

Schiff, Maurice; Winters, L. Alan; Fernandez, Raquel; Portes, Jonathan; Puga, Diego; Venables, Anthony J.; Vamvakidis, Athanasios; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro; Waelbroeck, Jean

When vintage technology makes sense : matching imports to skills (English)

Trade policies in many developing countries discriminate--through import bans, licensing requirements, or higher tariff rates. Even Australia adds a $12,000 tariff on used cars. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1923 MAY 31, 1998

Navaretti, Giorgio Barba; Soloaga, Isidro; Takacs, Wendy

Endogenous tariff formation : case of Mercosur (English)

Mercosur appears as an interesting case study for analyzing the determinants of exceptions in regional trade agreements. Its member countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay intended to make Mercosur a full customs union by January 1995. ... See More +

Journal Article 77269 MAY 01, 1998

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro Disclosed

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Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico : Main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 55982 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico (Vol. 2) : National spreadsheet for agricultural distortions (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 55982 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The growth of China and India in world trade : opportunity or threat for Latin America and the Caribbean? (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4320 Policy Research Working Paper
The growth of China and India in world markets : opportunity or threat for Latin American exporters? (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 66620 Working Paper
Moving forward faster : trade facilitation reform and Mexican competitiveness (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3953 Policy Research Working Paper
A firm's-eye view of commercial policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)
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SEP 01, 2002 77397 Journal Article
Product quality, productive efficiency, and international technology diffusion : evidence from plant-level panel data (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 WPS2759 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 16 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 25579 Publication
Trade reform and household welfare : the case of Mexico (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 WPS2667 Policy Research Working Paper
Weightless machines and costless knowledge - an empirical analysis of trade and technology diffusion (English)
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MAY 31, 2001 WPS2598 Policy Research Working Paper
The treatment of non-essential inputs in a Cobb-Douglas technology : an application to Mexican rural household-level data (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 WPS2499 Policy Research Working Paper
A firm's-eye view of policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 WPS2442 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 14 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 20868 Publication
Vintage technologies and skill constraints : evidence from U.S. exports of new and used machines (English)
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JAN 01, 2000 77317 Journal Article
What's behind MERCOSUR's common external tariff? (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2231 Policy Research Working Paper
How has regionalism in the 1990s affected trade? (English)
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AUG 31, 1999 WPS2156 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 12(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 18484 Publication
When vintage technology makes sense : matching imports to skills (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 WPS1923 Policy Research Working Paper
Endogenous tariff formation : case of Mercosur (English)
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MAY 01, 1998 77269 Journal Article