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What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)

Two of the most important trade policy developments to take place since the 1980s are the expansion of preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers, such as antidumping, safeguards, and countervailing duties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6898 JUN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Karacaovali, Baybars; Tovar, Patricia

Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

This paper analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. It builds a model in which industries differ in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female labor or male labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6930 JUN 01, 2014

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei; Raddatz, Claudio

Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)

The common external tariff (CET) for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was adopted at a Heads of State Summit in October 2013 in Dakar. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88843 JUN 01, 2014

Uexkull, Erik von; Shui, Lulu

The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)

Caribbean countries face a rapidly changing trade environment, which presents both opportunities and challenges for economies highly dependent on external markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 89532 JUN 01, 2014

The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)

This paper proposes methods to incorporate firm heterogeneity in the standard input-output table-based approach to portray the domestic segment of global value chains in a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6960 JUN 01, 2014

Tang, Heiwai; Wang, Fei; Wang, Zhi

The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)

The rapid economic rise of China over the last twenty years has sustained high global demand and prices for primary commodities such as oil and minerals, greatly benefitting Sub-Saharan (SSA) African countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88349 MAY 23, 2014

Pigato, Miria; Gourdon, Julien

Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)

Turkish exporters substantially broadened market reach, exporting to 137 countries at present, up from 90 in 2000. Turkey's global market share rose substantially from 0.55 percent of global imports in 2002 to 0.82 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 82307 MAY 05, 2014

Statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86963 APR 12, 2014

Xiaozhun Yi

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 87386 APR 02, 2014

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

Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)

The diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update identifies the trade related constraints holding back Malawi from diversifying and deepening its production base, and increasing trade. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS7534 MAR 25, 2014

Hoppe, Mombert; Kirk, Robert; Dihel, Nora; Hall, Alan; Keyser, John; Gondwe, Temwa; Mangelsdorf, Axel; Fernandes, Ana; Maoni, Felix; Chamkakala, Masuako; Said, Jonathan; Ziyendammanja, Deliwe; Glazer, Tamara

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 87372 MAR 25, 2014

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

Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)

What kinds of changes in foreign competition lead domestic industries to seek import protection? To address this question this paper uses detailed monthly U.S. import data to investigate changes in import composition during a 24-month window immediately preceding the filing of a petition for protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6796 MAR 01, 2014

Hillberry, Russell; McCalman, Phillip

Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)

Real growth in global trade has decelerated significantly since its sharp recovery in 2010. Year-on-year growth in global real trade1 decelerated from 13.3 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2010, to 9.9, 3.1, and 0.5 percent at the end of the first quarters of 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively, while picking back up to 3.9 percent in the year leading up to the fourth quarter of 2013. ... See More +

Brief 86232 MAR 01, 2014

Ferrantino, Michael J.; Taglioni, Daria

Global economic prospects : coping with policy normalization in high-income countries - executive summary : Perspectivas economicas mundiales : estrategia para la normalizacion de las politicas en paises de ingresos altos - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

This report presents a summary of the projected global economic growth for 2014. Global growth is projected to accelerate at a greater rate in 2014 than the previous year. ... See More +

Working Paper 83731 JAN 24, 2014

English, French, Arabic

Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet AC7091 JAN 21, 2014

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 84162 JAN 10, 2014

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

Does migration foster exports ? evidence from Africa (English)

This paper aims at assessing the impact of migration on export performance and more particularly the effect of African migrants on African trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6739 JAN 01, 2014

Ehrhart, Helene; Le Goff, Maelan; Rocher?, Emmanuel; Singh, Raju Jan

Trade policy instruments over time (English)

This paper surveys political-economic research on the variety of instruments that governments use to conduct international trade policy. It presents key insights on the relationships between instruments such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints, and other nontariff barriers, as well as the ebb and flow of the national use of temporary trade barriers such as antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6757 JAN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.

Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)

The paper analyzes the relationship between country size and the use of imported intermediate inputs by firms in 76 developing countries. Recent evidence indicates that the use of imported inputs can have a large, positive effect on productivity and growth, thus motivating a better understanding of the determinants of foreign inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6758 JAN 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)

Press coverage of the Egyptian revolution, both local and international, made frequent use of the word "inequality" to describe one of the factors that generated discontent. ... See More +

Publication 86473 JAN 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Milanovic, Branko; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; El Tawila, Sahar; Gadallah, May; El-Majeed, Enas Ali A.

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What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6898 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6930 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88843 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The new trade environment and trade performance in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89532 Working Paper
The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6960 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)
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MAY 23, 2014 88349 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Turkey - Trading up to high income : country economic memorandum (English)
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MAY 05, 2014 82307 Country Economic Memorandum
Statement by Mr. Xiaozhun Yi at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86963 Board Report
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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APR 02, 2014 87386 Newsletter
Malawi - Diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) update : reducing trade costs to promote competitiveness and inclusive growth (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 ACS7534 Working Paper
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 87372 Newsletter
Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6796 Policy Research Working Paper
Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86232 Brief
Global economic prospects : coping with policy normalization in high-income countries - executive summary : Perspectivas economicas mundiales : estrategia para la normalizacion de las politicas en paises de ingresos altos - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 24, 2014 83731 Working Paper English, French, Arabic
Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project : additional financing (English)
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JAN 21, 2014 AC7091 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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JAN 10, 2014 84162 Newsletter
Does migration foster exports ? evidence from Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6739 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy instruments over time (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6757 Policy Research Working Paper
Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6758 Policy Research Working Paper
Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86473 Publication