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Trade and COVID-19 Guidance Note : Trade in Critical Covid-19 Products (English)

The covid-19 pandemic is increasingly a concern for developing countries. Using a new database on COVID-19 trade flows and policies, this note looks at the role of trade and trade policy to address the looming health crisis in developing countries with highest numbers of recorded cases. ... See More +

Brief 147185 MAR 27, 2020

Espitia Rueda,Alvaro Raul; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Pakistan - Trade Strategy Development : Modernizing Trade in Pakistan - Policy Reform Handbook (English)

This handbook intends to be a resource for those interested in trade policy reform, in Pakistan and elsewhere. It arose from the Pakistan trade and investment policy program (PTIPP). ... See More +

Report AUS0001114 SEP 01, 2019

Laakso,Aarre; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia Disclosed

Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis (English)

This paper takes a first look at the trade effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative, also referred to as the New Silk Road, on the 71 countries potentially involved. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8694 JAN 10, 2019

Baniya,Suprabha; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

GVC Participation and Deep Integration in Brazil (English)

The production of export goods has become increasingly unbundled, and countries positioning to become more integrated in the global economy are increasingly looking toward global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8646 NOV 13, 2018

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia Disclosed

How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8614 OCT 15, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Murray,Siobhan; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

The Heterogeneous Effects of Trade Policy Uncertainty : How Much Do Trade Commitments Boost Trade ? (English)

This paper studies the effects of trade policy uncertainty on the extensive and intensive margins of trade for a sample of 65 exporters at the Harmonized System six-digit level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8567 AUG 27, 2018

Osnago,Alberto; Piermartini,Roberta; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: what constrains Africa's exports?; does the internet reduce corruption? evidence from United States and across countries; do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? ... See More +

Publication 80518 OCT 01, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia; Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa; de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Chavis, Larry W.; Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario; Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi Disclosed

What constrains Africa's exports? (English)

Africa's share of global exports has dropped by 50 percent over the last three decades. To stem this decline, aid for trade to the region has increased rapidly in recent years. ... See More +

Journal Article 81273 MAY 30, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia Disclosed

What constrains Africa's exports ? (English)

This paper examines the effects of transit, documentation, and ports and customs delays on Africa’s exports. The authors find that transit delays have the most economically and statically significant effect on exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5184 JAN 01, 2010

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia Disclosed