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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 (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

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

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

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

The South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) came into effect in 2006, but free and unfettered trade is still a work in progress. Drawing from theory and evidence, this note looks at how all countries, especially the smaller ones, can gain from mutual trade liberalization. ... See More +

Brief 93915 JAN 01, 2015

Kathuria, Sanjay; Shahid, Sohaib

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

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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 (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
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)
Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93915 Brief
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
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