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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 economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

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

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

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

ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)

This paper offers a simple way to assess the impact on the economy of Nigeria of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the ECOWAS countries and the European Union (EU) , based on the market access offer contained in the negotiation proposals in early 2014 with the following key elements: liberalization, to the benefit of the EU, of West African market access for 75 percent of tariff lines over a period of 20 years; three categories of products subject to gradual liberalization, in four stages of five years each, starting on December 31, 2019 for the first category being liberalized and finishing in 2035 for the third category. ... See More +

Working Paper 93166 SEP 30, 2014

von Uexkull, Erik Jan; Njinkeu, Dominique; Maur, Jean-Christophe; Coste, Antoine; Shui, Lulu

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 East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 91109 SEP 08, 2014

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

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: high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 91108 SEP 05, 2014

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

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

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

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

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)

On July 31, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety five. It was resolved that: the 2014 Regular Election of Directors shall take place in accordance with the attached Rules; and that a Regular Election of Directors shall take place in connection with the annual meeting of the Council of Governors in 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 90099 JUL 31, 2014

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. ... See More +

Newsletter 91100 JUL 25, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

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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
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
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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
ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 93166 Working Paper
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91109 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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SEP 05, 2014 91108 Newsletter
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
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90099 Board Report
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JUL 25, 2014 91100 Newsletter