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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

Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xioazhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts world merchandise trade to grow at some plus 3.3 percent in 2015 in volume terms. ... See More +

Board Report 95883 APR 18, 2015

Tax evasion through trade intermediation : evidence from Chinese exporters (English)

Many production firms use intermediary trading firms to export indirectly. This paper uses Chinese export data at the transaction level to investigate the tax evasion motive through indirect trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7232 APR 06, 2015

Liu,Xuepeng; Shi,Huimin; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph

Does input tariff reduction impact firms exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)

In the last decade Morocco undertook substantial, if gradual, trade liberalization by reducing tariffs, reforming trade regulations and signing free and preferential trade agreements with several regions and countries, including the United States, Turkey, the European Union and Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7231 APR 06, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose

The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)

Although Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world, it remains among the most closed economies as measured by the share of exports and imports in gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7228 APR 02, 2015

Canuto Dos Santos Filho,Otaviano; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Schellekens,Philip

The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)

The devastating civil war in Syria is arguably one of the major civil conflicts in recent times. The conflict started with protests in March 2011 and soon after escalated to a violent internal war with no end in sight to this date. ... See More +

Working Paper 96087 APR 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Harake,Wissam; Hassan,Fadi; Struck,Clemens Christian

Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J.

Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)

The 2013 World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali produced a comprehensive framework agreement on trade facilitation. If fully implemented, the agreement should increase the speed and reduce the cost of moving goods across international borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7211 MAR 10, 2015

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Zhang,Xiaohui

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Iwulska,Aleksandra; Jouanjean,Marie Agnes; Moberg,Lotta Malin Johanna; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ugarte Romero,Cristian; Van Der Borght,Rafael; Wagle,Swarnim Spanish

Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)

Brief 93915 JAN 01, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Shahid,Sohaib

The World Bank in Indonesia : trade (English)

Indonesia has made a steady progress in implementing trade reforms in recent years and this has been one of several factors helping formal sector employment to expand reducing poverty levels and expanding the ranks of Indonesia’s middle class. ... See More +

Brief 94627 JAN 01, 2015

The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7155 JAN 01, 2015

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7158 JAN 01, 2015

Constantinescu, Cristina; Mattoo, Aaditya; Ruta, Michele

Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)

This note analyzes the benefits of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93642 JAN 01, 2015

Coste, Antoine; von Uexkull, Erik

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)

This paper uses a global computable general-equilibrium framework with new detail on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey -- to quantify the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on the Levant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7135 DEC 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 93204 NOV 17, 2014

Chen, Derek; Ju Kim, Eung; Kida, Mizuho

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 93201 NOV 07, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

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 economys dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

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Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95883 Board Report
Tax evasion through trade intermediation : evidence from Chinese exporters (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7232 Policy Research Working Paper
Does input tariff reduction impact firms exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7231 Policy Research Working Paper
The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7228 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96087 Working Paper
Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7211 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Policy Research Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93915 Brief
The World Bank in Indonesia : trade (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94627 Brief
The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7155 Policy Research Working Paper
The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7158 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7135 Policy Research Working Paper
Contract of comprehensive improvement of services of drinking water in the District of Colon, Panama : case study : Contrato de mejoras integrales de los servicios de agua potable en el Distrito de Colon, Panama : estudio de caso (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2014 93870 Working Paper
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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NOV 17, 2014 93204 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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NOV 07, 2014 93201 Newsletter
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper