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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)

This paper presents evidence on the determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services sectors. It develops a stylized model of mergers and acquisitions that predicts that the incidence of merger and acquisition deals depends, inter alia, on the target economy's size, industrial structure and investment policies, as well as on bilateral transactions costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6905 JUN 01, 2014

Barattieri, Alessandro; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

Open skies over the Middle East (English)

The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on international competition. But how important are such restrictions for passenger traffic? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6937 JUN 01, 2014

Cristea, Anca; Hillberry, Russell; Mattoo, Aaditya

Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)

A new Services Trade Restrictions Database collects and makes publicly available information on services trade policy assembled in a comparable manner across 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and the key modes of service supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6108 JUN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)

This paper estimates how changes in China's exchange rates would affect exports from competitor countries in third-country markets -- in other words, the "spillover effect." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5989 MAR 01, 2012

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; Mishra, Prachi

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo; Grover, Arti

Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)

The growth of India's manufacturing sector since 1991 has been attributed mostly to trade liberalization and more permissive industrial licensing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5948 JAN 01, 2012

Arnold, Jens Matthias; Mattoo, Aaditya; Javorcik, Beata; Lipscomb, Molly

Can global de-carbonization inhibit developing country industrialization ? (English)

Most economic analyses of climate change have focused on the aggregate impact on countries of mitigation actions. The authors depart first in disaggregating the impact by sector, focusing particularly on manufacturing output and exports because of the potential growth consequences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5121 NOV 01, 2009

He, Jianwu; Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Reconciling climate change and trade policy (English)

There is growing clamor in industrial countries for additional border taxes on imports from countries with lower carbon prices. The authors confirm the findings of other research that unilateral emissions cuts by industrial countries will have minimal carbon leakage effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5123 NOV 01, 2009

He, Jianwu; Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique

Criss-crossing globalization : uphill flows of skill-intensive goods and foreign direct investment (English)

This paper documents an unusual and possibly significant phenomenon: the export of skills, embodied in goods, services or capital from poorer to richer countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5047 SEP 01, 2009

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

Labor skills and foreign investment in a dynamic economy : estimating the knowledge-capital model for Singapore (English)

Singapore is an interesting example of how the pattern of foreign investment changes with economic development. The authors analyze inbound and outbound investment between Singapore and a sample of industrialized and developing countries over the period 1984-2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4950 JUN 01, 2009

Chellaraj, Gnanaraj; Maskus, Keith E.; Mattoo, Aaditya

Services in Doha : what's on the table ? (English)

Services trade reform matters, but what is Doha doing about it? It has been hard to judge, because of the opaqueness of services policies and the opaqueness of the request-offer negotiating process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4903 APR 01, 2009

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya

Foreign professionals and domestic regulation (English)

Changes in demographics and patterns of investment in human capital are creating increased scope for international trade in professional services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4782 NOV 01, 2008

Mattoo, Aaditya; Mishra, Deepak

Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds : a new role for the World Trade Organization (English)

Two aspects of global imbalances - undervalued exchange rates and sovereign wealth funds - require a multilateral response. For reasons of inadequate leverage and eroding legitimacy, the International Monetary Fund has not been effective in dealing with undervalued exchange rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4668 JUL 01, 2008

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6905 Policy Research Working Paper
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Open skies over the Middle East (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6937 Policy Research Working Paper
Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6108 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5989 Policy Research Working Paper
Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5942 Policy Research Working Paper
Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5948 Policy Research Working Paper
Can global de-carbonization inhibit developing country industrialization ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5121 Policy Research Working Paper
Reconciling climate change and trade policy (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5123 Policy Research Working Paper
Criss-crossing globalization : uphill flows of skill-intensive goods and foreign direct investment (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2009 WPS5047 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor skills and foreign investment in a dynamic economy : estimating the knowledge-capital model for Singapore (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4950 Policy Research Working Paper
Services in Doha : what's on the table ? (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4903 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign professionals and domestic regulation (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 WPS4782 Policy Research Working Paper
Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds : a new role for the World Trade Organization (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 WPS4668 Policy Research Working Paper