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Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)

This study examines the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act using the synthetic control method, a quasi-experimental approach. The novelty in the approach is that it addresses problems of estimation that are prevalent in nonexperimental methods used to analyze the impact of preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8993 AUG 20, 2019

Kassa,Woubet; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Is Automation Labor-Displacing in the Developing Countries, Too? : Robots, Polarization, and Jobs (English)

Working Paper 145804 JUL 25, 2019

Maloney,William F.; Molina,Carlos A. Disclosed

Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)

Regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have a sizable effect on exports and foster economic growth. While reducing tariffs in member countries, regional FTAs harmonize trade policy across regions and reduce regulation uncertainty for exporters. ... See More +

Brief 134055 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)

A growing body of work has shown that the quality of national institutions that enforce written contracts plays an important role in shaping a country's comparative advantage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8631 OCT 30, 2018

Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Maemir,Hibret Belete; Wako,Hassen A. Disclosed

The Intensive Margin in Trade (English)

Is the variation in bilateral trade flows across countries primarily due to differences in the number of exporting firms (the extensive margin) or in the average size of an exporter (the intensive margin)? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8625 OCT 26, 2018

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Klenow,Peter J.; Meleshchuk,Sergii; Pierola,Martha Denisse; Rodriguez-Clare,Andres 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

Have the economic policy packages reduced import costs in Indonesia? A quantitative assessment of two sets of measures (English)

The purpose of this note is to evaluate the outcome of two sets of actions, included in the first of Indonesia’s economic policy packages issued in September 2015 and supported by the Logistics DPL I, aiming to reduce the costs of importing: 1) “The Minister of Trade has eliminated Registered Importer and Producer Importer licenses for eight (8) categories of products, which accounted for 10.6 percent of non-oil imports in 2015, as evidenced through various Minister of Trade Regulations.” ... See More +

Working Paper 131453 JAN 01, 2018

Cali,Massimiliano; Hasmand D,Agnesia Adhissa; Bennis,Lamiaa; Puzzello,Laura; Ash Shidqi,Muhammad Hazmi Disclosed

The global costs of protectionism (English)

This paper quantifies the wide-ranging costs of potential increases in worldwide barriers to trade in two scenarios. First, a coordinated global withdrawal of tariff commitments from all existing bilateral/regional trade agreements, as well as from unilateral preferential schemes coupled with an increase in the cost of traded services, is estimated to result in annual worldwide real income losses of 0.3 percent or US$211 billion relative to the baseline after three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8277 DEC 14, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa Disclosed

Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)

The short-term impact of Brexit on goods exports is assessed using the Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index of the United Kingdom's major trading partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8195 SEP 13, 2017

Kee,Hiau Looi; Nicita,Alessandro Disclosed

Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Tunisia - Third Export Development Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)

Procurement Plan 113923 DEC 06, 2016

Disclosed

Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows (English)

How does geographic distance affect the impact of trade agreements on bilateral exports, and through what channels? This paper examines this questions in a gravity model context for different types of goods for 185 countries over the period 1965-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7809 AUG 31, 2016

Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Freeman,Rebecca Ann Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)

With the success of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in reducing conventional tariff barriers, much of the recent focus of regional and multilateral trade agreements has switched to non-tariff measures, both border and behind-the-border policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7661 MAY 04, 2016

Ederington,Josh; Ruta,Michele 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

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie Disclosed

Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)

While economic growth in developing countries over the last ten years has lifted more people out of poverty than in any previous time, more than one billion people still live in countries affected by violent conflict. ... See More +

Publication 93123 DEC 08, 2014

Cali,Massimiliano Disclosed

Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)

This paper explores the impact of structural reforms on a comprehensive set of macro-level labor-market outcomes, including the unemployment rate, the average wage index, and overall and female employment levels and labor force participation rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7122 NOV 01, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Mitra, Devashish Disclosed

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie Disclosed

North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Journal Article 112427 JAN 20, 2014

Disdier,Anne Celia; Fontagne,Lionel; Cadot,Olivier Disclosed

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Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8993 Policy Research Working Paper
Is Automation Labor-Displacing in the Developing Countries, Too? : Robots, Polarization, and Jobs (English)
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JUL 25, 2019 145804 Working Paper
Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134055 Brief
Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8631 Policy Research Working Paper
The Intensive Margin in Trade (English)
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OCT 26, 2018 WPS8625 Policy Research Working Paper
The Heterogeneous Effects of Trade Policy Uncertainty : How Much Do Trade Commitments Boost Trade ? (English)
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AUG 27, 2018 WPS8567 Policy Research Working Paper
Have the economic policy packages reduced import costs in Indonesia? A quantitative assessment of two sets of measures (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 131453 Working Paper
The global costs of protectionism (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8277 Policy Research Working Paper
Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8195 Policy Research Working Paper
Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116522 Brief
Tunisia - Third Export Development Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)
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DEC 06, 2016 113923 Procurement Plan
Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 WPS7809 Policy Research Working Paper
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7661 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
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93123 Publication
Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7122 Policy Research Working Paper
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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JAN 20, 2014 112427 Journal Article