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Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)

This work presents a stochastic framework for assessing public debt sustainability and applies it to the case of Mauritania. The sustainability assessment projects solvency and liquidity indicators -- public debt stock and gross financing needs relative to GDP -- for 2014-23. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7088 NOV 01, 2014

Baghdassarian, William; Mele, Gianluca; Pradelli, Juan

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Durable goods and poverty measurement (English)

The paper focuses on durable goods and their role in the measurement of living standards. The paper reviews the theoretical underpinnings of the methods available to estimate the value of the services flowing from consumer durable goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7105 NOV 01, 2014

Amendola, Nicola; Vecchi, Giovanni

Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)

This paper shows how a developing country, Lao PDR, imports high glutinous rice prices by exporting its staple food to neighboring countries, Vietnam and Thailand. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7119 NOV 01, 2014

Durevall, Dick; van der Weide, Roy

Yemen, Republic of - Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92041 OCT 22, 2014

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91402 OCT 11, 2014

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)

On October 10, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety six. It was resolved that, the Council of Governors of the Agency considers the Financial Statements, and the Report of Independent Accountants included in the 2014 annual report, as fulfilling the requirements of article 29 of the MIGA convention and of section 16(b) of the by-laws of the agency. ... See More +

Board Report 91860 OCT 10, 2014

Myanmar - Rice price reduction and poverty reduction (English)

Myanmar is a low-income agrarian country with a high poverty rate. The livelihood of many poor people depends on the performance of agriculture, especially the rice sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 89687 OCT 04, 2014

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana

The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)

This paper examines how financial development influences foreign direct investment. The direct and indirect sector-specific effects that source countries' financial development and destination countries' financial development can have on foreign direct investment are first identified in a conceptual framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7065 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)

There is substantial evidence that with the progressive global decline in tariffs over several decades, trade costs are a more significant barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7049 SEP 01, 2014

Balistreri, Edward J.; Tarr, David G.; Yonezawa, Hidemichi

Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)

This paper assesses the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters in general -- and by FUNPI, a fund to promote the industrialization of agricultural products, in particular -- on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7036 SEP 01, 2014

Cont, Walter; Porto, Guido

MENA data book (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) data book serves as a quick reference and a reliable dataset for monitoring economic and social developments in the region. ... See More +

Publication 91176 SEP 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle; Lenoble, Nathalie

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

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

China - Kunming Urban Rail Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89999 AUG 01, 2014

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Measuring firm performance in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92279 AUG 01, 2014

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Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7088 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Durable goods and poverty measurement (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7105 Policy Research Working Paper
Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7119 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 92041 Procurement Plan
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91402 Board Report
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 91860 Board Report
Myanmar - Rice price reduction and poverty reduction (English)
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OCT 04, 2014 89687 Working Paper
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7065 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7049 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7036 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA data book (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91176 Publication
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 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
China - Kunming Urban Rail Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89999 Procurement Plan
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring firm performance in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92279 Brief