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Does input-trade liberalization affect firms' foreign technology choice ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of input-trade liberalization on firms' decision to upgrade foreign technology embodied in imported capital goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7883 NOV 07, 2016

Bas,Maria; Berthou,Antoine Disclosed

Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)

Special economic zones, one of the most important instruments of industrial policy in developing countries, often feature export share requirements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7874 OCT 28, 2016

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Zambia - Agribusiness and Trade Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ATP) is a national project that aims to support all relevant actors of the economy across the country. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2580 OCT 18, 2016

Daifour Ba,Mariama Disclosed

The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)

The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7862 OCT 17, 2016

Behrens,Kristian; Brown,W. Mark; Bougna Lonla,Theophile Disclosed

Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) has been prepared in response to a request from the government of Bangladesh under the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for Trade Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries. ... See More +

Publication 109156 OCT 13, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay (editor); Mezghenni Malouche,Mariem (editor) Disclosed

Global talent flows (English)

The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7852 OCT 05, 2016

Kerr,Sari Pekkala; Kerr,William Robert; Ozden,Caglar; Parsons,Christopher Robert Disclosed

Reducing vulnerabilities (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has faced a mixed external environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 108715 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - País conectado (Spanish)

Mejorar la conectividad del país es fundamental para incrementar la competitividad y promover la inclusión social y el acceso a servicios básicos. ... See More +

Brief 109101 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Togo - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

Once the ‘Switzerland of West Africa,’ Togo today strives to transition from its status as a low income, fragile state to an emerging economy. Political reforms since 2006 have stabilized the country, but unresolved political issues still present a risk for Togo. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 108184 SEP 19, 2016

Disclosed

Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows (English)

How does geographic distance affect the impact of trade agreements on bilateral exports, and through what channels? This paper examines this questions in a gravity model context for different types of goods for 185 countries over the period 1965-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7809 AUG 31, 2016

Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 1) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Insights from World Bank Research on Trade and Globalization; What Drives Differences in Exporter Behavior across Countries? ... See More +

Newsletter 108075 AUG 30, 2016

Disclosed

The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)

Global value chains have altered the nature of global trade and offer significant opportunities for developing countries to expand exports, access technology, and raise productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7804 AUG 24, 2016

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)

Aide Memoire 108670 AUG 19, 2016

Nghardsaysone,Konesawang Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)

Aide Memoire 108756 AUG 04, 2016

Nguyen-Van Houtte,Diep Disclosed

The volatility of international trade flows in the 21st century : whose fault is it anyway ? (English)

After investment, exports and imports are the most volatile components of aggregate demand within countries. Moreover, the volatility of growth and the volatility of trade flows tend to move together; they declined from the 1990s until 2009, followed by an increase since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7781 AUG 04, 2016

Bennett,Federico Roberto; Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego Disclosed

Factor endowments, technology, capital mobility and the sources of comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)

Using data on net exports and factor endowments for more than 100 countries, this paper studies the relationship between factor endowments and comparative advantage in 28 manufacturing sectors between 1975 and 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7777 AUG 03, 2016

Hakobyan,Shushanik; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

China - Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment report (English)

The development objective of the Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project for China is to promote thelogistics services and multi-modal transportation along the Yangtze River in Yichang Municipal. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2362 JUL 28, 2016

Yuan,Ruifeng Disclosed

Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)

Ecuador is one of the least diversified countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, depending heavily on oil and agriculture. This policy paper examines how services and innovation can play a role in transforming the Ecuadorian economy from one based on natural resources to one based on knowledge and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7767 JUL 25, 2016

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Gago,David; Ariano,Maria; Tripathi,Arvind Kumar Disclosed

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Does input-trade liberalization affect firms' foreign technology choice ? (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7883 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)
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OCT 28, 2016 WPS7874 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Agribusiness and Trade Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 SFG2580 Environmental Assessment
The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7862 Policy Research Working Paper
Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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OCT 13, 2016 109156 Publication
Global talent flows (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7852 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing vulnerabilities (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108715 Working Paper
Perú - País conectado (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109101 Brief
Togo - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 108184 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 WPS7809 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 1) (English)
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AUG 30, 2016 108075 Newsletter
The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)
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AUG 24, 2016 WPS7804 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)
See More +
AUG 19, 2016 108670 Aide Memoire
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 108756 Aide Memoire
The volatility of international trade flows in the 21st century : whose fault is it anyway ? (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7781 Policy Research Working Paper
Factor endowments, technology, capital mobility and the sources of comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)
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AUG 03, 2016 WPS7777 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment report (English)
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JUL 28, 2016 SFG2362 Environmental Assessment
Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7767 Policy Research Working Paper