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The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)

This paper uses a set of national household surveys to study the regional Sub-Saharan Africa distribution of consumption expenditure among individuals during 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7557 FEB 03, 2016

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher

SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever larger number of economies worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102987 JAN 01, 2016

Engel,Jakob; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas

The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)

Using highly disaggregated firm-level customs transaction data for imports and exports in Peru over the 2000–2012 period, this paper explores the relationship between imports of intermediate inputs and firm export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7492 NOV 13, 2015

Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Farolec,Thomas

Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)

Mexican wage inequality rose following Mexico's accession to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization in 1986. Since the mid-1990s, however, wage inequality has been falling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7471 NOV 03, 2015

Halliday,Timothy; Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond

Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov

Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)

Recent data show that the institutional content of preferential trade agreements has evolved over time. Although pre-1990s preferential trade agreements mostly focused on tariff liberalization, recent agreements increasingly contain deep provisions in diverse areas, such as intellectual property rights, investment, and standards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7464 OCT 29, 2015

Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety second meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 100165 OCT 10, 2015

Yi, Xiaozhun

A Coasian model of international production chains (English)

International supply chains require the coordination of numerous activities across multiple countries and firms. This paper develops a theoretical model of supply chains in which the measure of tasks completed within a firm is determined by parameters that define transaction costs and the cost of coordinating more activities within the firm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7434 OCT 06, 2015

Fally,Thibault; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)

The trade facilitation facility (TFF) was launched to help low-income countries improve their competitiveness by reducing the costs of engaging in international trade, thus supporting their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the millennium development goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 100092 OCT 01, 2015

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 99744 SEP 08, 2015

Low-income developing countries and G-20 trade and investment policy (English)

This background paper provides information on the study of the Group of 20 (G-20) and challenges faced by low-income developing countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Working Paper 99933 SEP 01, 2015

The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. English

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. French

Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)

Traditional measures of trade diversification only take into account contemporaneous export baskets. These measures fail to capture a country’s ability to respond to shocks by allocating factors of production into activities for which it has already paid the fixed costs associated with exporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7332 JUN 23, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)

The US authorities announced in December 2014 an intention to normalize relations with Cuba, including measures to ease economic sanctions and the ban on US citizens’ travel to Cuba. ... See More +

Brief 97687 JUN 01, 2015

Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Odawara,Rei; Ivanic,Maros; Lohi,Julie Saty

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

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

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The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)
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FEB 03, 2016 WPS7557 Policy Research Working Paper
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102987 Working Paper
The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7492 Policy Research Working Paper
Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 WPS7471 Policy Research Working Paper
Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7464 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 100165 Board Report
A Coasian model of international production chains (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 WPS7434 Policy Research Working Paper
Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100092 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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SEP 08, 2015 99744 Newsletter
Low-income developing countries and G-20 trade and investment policy (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99933 Working Paper
The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper English
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper French
Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7332 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97687 Brief
Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97220 Viewpoint