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Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha

Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)

This paper examines the microeconomics behind the dramatic export boom experienced by Turkey during the 2000s. Using disaggregated customs data covering the universe of export transactions for Turkey during the period 2002-2011, it characterizes firm-level dynamics in the export sector and decomposes export growth at the aggregate, sector, and destination market levels to identify the role of firm turnover, destination turnover, and product turnover. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6452 MAY 01, 2013

Fernandes, Ana M.; Cebeci, Tolga

Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times : Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times (English)

The authors use a new dataset on export transactions for a large set of Latin American and Caribbean and comparator countries to assess the extent of "export entrepreneurship" during periods of fast export growth (2005-2007) and depressed external demand (2008-2009). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6413 APR 01, 2013

Fernandes, Ana M.; Gutierrez-Rocha, Mario; Lederman, Daniel

Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia has joined the World Trade Organization. This paper assesses how the tariff structure of the Russian Federation will change as a result of the phased implementation of its World Trade Organization commitments between 2012 and 2020 and how it has changed as a result of its agreement to participate in a Customs Union with Kazakhstan and Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6161 AUG 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Tarr, David G.

Kenya exports performance overview (English)

Kenya's economy has been running on one engine. Kenya's strong engine is domestic consumption, which accounts for 75 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 77028 AUG 01, 2012

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Haciendo negocios en un mundo más transparente : informe resumido (Spanish)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Fazer negócios em um mundo mais transparente : relatório resumido (Portuguese)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Entreprendre dans un monde plus transparent : rapport sommaire (French)

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 73226 JAN 01, 2012

Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Brown, Chad P.; Anderson, Kym; Mattoo, Aaditya; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Gootiiz, Batshur; Hoekman, Bernard; Subramanian, Arvind; Borchert, Ingo; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Prusa, Thomas J.; Winkler, Deborah; Nelgen, Signe; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Josling, Tim; Wilson, John S.

The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)

This paper quantifies the distortions from specific tariffs levied by the European Union (EU). The most favored nation (MFN) specific tariffs levied by the EU translate into higher tariff barriers for poor countries exporting low price goods. ... See More +

Journal Article 81288 JUL 12, 2011

Chowdhury, Sohini

Do exporters still face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters? Evidence from the new enterprise survey for Lao PDR (English)

Previous surveys of enterprises in Laos have suggested that exporters face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters. The government has embarked on a major program of reforms to customs and trade facilitation procedures, but this work is still in the early stages. ... See More +

Brief 68929 JUL 05, 2011

MENA's non-oil export performance in the last decade (English)

The political events reshaping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region underlines that the key to political stability and renewed growth is going to depend on enabling more inclusive political and economic paths. ... See More +

Brief 62241 APR 01, 2011

Ianchovichina, Elena

Measuring the technical efficiency of airports in Latin America (English)

This paper studies the technical efficiency of airports in Latin America. The evolution of productive efficiency in the region has seldom been studied, mainly due to lack of publicly available data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5339 JUN 01, 2010

Serebrisky, Tomas; Perelman, Sergio

The DR-CAFTA and the extensive margin : a firm-level analysis (English)

This paper examines the export behavior of Dominican Republic exporters following the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5340 JUN 01, 2010

Iacovone, Leonardo; Bussolo, Maurizio; Molina, Ana Cristina

The structure of import tariffs in the Russian Federation : 2001-05 (English)

The Russian tariff structure contains over 11,000 tariff lines of which about 1,700 use the so-called "combined" tariff rate system. For the combined system tariff lines, the actual tariff applied by Russian customs is the maximum of the ad valorem or specific tariff. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4265 JUN 01, 2007

Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Oleksandr

Export promotion agencies : what works and what does not (English)

The number of national export promotion agencies (EPAs) has tripled over the last two decades. While more countries made them part of their national export strategy, studies criticized their efficiency. ... See More +

Newsletter 38240 SEP 30, 2006

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Lederman, Daniel; Payton, Lucy

Beyond tariffs and quotas : why don't African manufacturers export more? (English)

Despite continued commitment to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, Africa's share of world exports is on a downward trend. African countries have been unable to gain strong presence in the global manufacturing market and thus remain highly dependent upon a narrow range of primary commodities for their export earnings, leaving them vulnerable to market shocks. ... See More +

Brief 38372 AUG 01, 2006

French

Beyond tariffs and quotas : why don't African manufacturers export more? : Au dela des tarifs et des quotas : pourquoi les producteurs Africains n'exportent-ils pas davantage? (French)

Despite continued commitment to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, Africa's share of world exports is on a downward trend. African countries have been unable to gain strong presence in the global manufacturing market and thus remain highly dependent upon a narrow range of primary commodities for their export earnings, leaving them vulnerable to market shocks. ... See More +

Brief 38372 AUG 01, 2006

English

The growth of China and India in world markets : opportunity or threat for Latin American exporters? (English)

This paper explores whether the rapid growth of China and India in world markets is a threat or an opportunity to Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) exporters. ... See More +

Working Paper 66620 AUG 01, 2006

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Soloaga, Isidro; Lederman, Daniel

Trends in tariff reforms and trends in wage inequality (English)

The authors provide new evidence on the impacts of trade reforms on wages and wage inequality in developing countries. While most of the current literature on the topic achieves identification by comparing outcomes before and after one episode of trade liberalization across industries, they propose a stronger identifying strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3905 MAY 01, 2006

Galiano, Sebastian; Porto, Guido G.

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Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6452 Policy Research Working Paper
Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times : Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6413 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6161 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya exports performance overview (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 77028 Working Paper
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Haciendo negocios en un mundo más transparente : informe resumido (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Fazer negócios em um mundo mais transparente : relatório resumido (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Doing business 2012 : doing business in a more transparent world - summary report : Entreprendre dans un monde plus transparent : rapport sommaire (French)
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JAN 01, 2012 73226 Publication Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)
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JUL 12, 2011 81288 Journal Article
Do exporters still face a heavier regulatory burden than non-exporters? Evidence from the new enterprise survey for Lao PDR (English)
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JUL 05, 2011 68929 Brief
MENA's non-oil export performance in the last decade (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62241 Brief
Measuring the technical efficiency of airports in Latin America (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5339 Policy Research Working Paper
The DR-CAFTA and the extensive margin : a firm-level analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5340 Policy Research Working Paper
The structure of import tariffs in the Russian Federation : 2001-05 (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4265 Policy Research Working Paper
Export promotion agencies : what works and what does not (English)
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SEP 30, 2006 38240 Newsletter
Beyond tariffs and quotas : why don't African manufacturers export more? (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 38372 Brief French
Beyond tariffs and quotas : why don't African manufacturers export more? : Au dela des tarifs et des quotas : pourquoi les producteurs Africains n'exportent-ils pas davantage? (French)
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AUG 01, 2006 38372 Brief English
The growth of China and India in world markets : opportunity or threat for Latin American exporters? (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2006 66620 Working Paper
Trends in tariff reforms and trends in wage inequality (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2006 WPS3905 Policy Research Working Paper