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Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines the growth effects of different dimensions of international trade integration -- notably, volume, diversification, and natural resource dependence -- in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8859 MAY 20, 2019

Calderon,Cesar; Castillo Castro,Catalina Disclosed

Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of Export Promotion (English)

A semiparametric varying coefficient model is used to explore the heterogeneity in returns to export promotion across countries. Differences in characteristics of export-promotion agencies drive the heterogeneity in returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8833 APR 29, 2019

Olarreaga,Marcelo; Sperlich,Stefan; Trachsel,Virginie Disclosed

Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)

This paper describes a parsimonious approach to the economic analysis of transportation investments. In a gravity model of trade, project benefits may be summarized by a money metric for the change in market access experienced by all cities due to the investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8815 APR 11, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Trubetskoy,Alexandr Disclosed

The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)

This paper develops a computable spatial equilibrium model of Central Asia and uses it to analyze the possible effects of the Belt Road Initiative on the economy of the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8807 APR 08, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Inflation and Exchange Rate Pass-Through (English)

The degree to which domestic prices adjust to exchange rate movements is key to understanding inflation dynamics, and hence to guiding monetary policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8780 MAR 13, 2019

Ha,Jongrim; Stocker,Marc; Yilmazkuday,Hakan Disclosed

Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)

This paper examines patterns of market integration for food commodities in India. First, it tests the extent of domestic spatial market integration for retail and wholesale markets in 2006–14 and 2008–15, respectively, and looks at patterns of price transmission of shocks from international sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8755 FEB 25, 2019

Boffa,Mauro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

E-Trade for Development : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Considerations for Developing Countries (English)

E-trade is a critical aspect of trade and competitiveness for developing countries. Participation in e-trade offers significant economic benefits, including diversification in export markets and products and lowering trade costs of goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 134273 FEB 01, 2019

Disclosed

Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping : What Is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches ? (English)

The International Maritime Organization's initial strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships stipulates that the international shipping sector should assess the impacts on states prior to adoption of the mitigation measures included in the strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8695 JAN 09, 2019

Halim,Ronald Apriliyanto; Smith,Tristan; Englert,Dominik Paul Disclosed

Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping : What is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches? Executive Summary for Policy-Makers in International Maritime Transport (English)

This is the executive summary of a full research paper (see World Bank working paper no. WPS8695; http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/215561546957017567/). ... See More +

Working Paper 133417 JAN 01, 2019

Halim,Ronald Apriliyanto; Smith, Tristan; Englert,Dominik Paul Disclosed

MSME PFS Audit report 2017 - IBRD 83600 (English)

Auditing Document AUD0018205 DEC 24, 2018

El Batti,Mehdi Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF073245 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)

Policy-makers and regulators are striving to tackle the challenges brought by the recentexponential growth of cross-border data. One sensitive policy concern is how to ensure accessto data by law enforcement, which has led countries to impose data localization requirements or other heavy-handed responses. ... See More +

Brief 132606 DEC 01, 2018

Molinuevo,Martin; Gaillard,Simon Jean Henri Disclosed

Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)

Regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have a sizable effect on exports and foster economic growth. While reducing tariffs in member countries, regional FTAs harmonize trade policy across regions and reduce regulation uncertainty for exporters. ... See More +

Brief 134055 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)

A growing body of work has shown that the quality of national institutions that enforce written contracts plays an important role in shaping a country's comparative advantage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8631 OCT 30, 2018

Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Maemir,Hibret Belete; Wako,Hassen A. Disclosed

How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8614 OCT 15, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Murray,Siobhan; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities - P161241 - Sequence No : 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34139 OCT 11, 2018

Rodrigues De Aquino,Andre Disclosed

Does Premature Deindustrialization Matter ? The Role of Manufacturing versus Services in Development (English)

The shares of manufacturing in value added and employment across a range of developing economies peaked at lower levels of per capita income compared with their high-income, early-industrializer precursors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8596 SEP 20, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Zhu,Linghui Disclosed

Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)

How large are the estimated gains from trade from a reduction in trade costs in the heterogeneous firms Melitz (M) model compared with the Armington (A) and Krugman (K) models? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8570 AUG 28, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)

Global value chain participation affects the exchange rate pass-through to export prices and export volumes. The paper develops a partial equilibrium model of international trade with cross-border production and shows that higher participation in global value chains reduces the elasticities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8535 JUL 13, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Frohm,Erik; Gunnella,Vanessa; Pavlova,Elena Disclosed

Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)

Economic Complexity is a set of network-based and algorithmic methods for the study of economic development and competitiveness. In this framework, Economic Fitness is an innovative approach that improves the mathematical and conceptual scheme. ... See More +

WPS8485 JUN 21, 2018

Zaccaria,Andrea; Mishra,Saurabh; Cader,Masud Z.; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

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Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8859 Policy Research Working Paper
Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of Export Promotion (English)
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APR 29, 2019 WPS8833 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)
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APR 11, 2019 WPS8815 Policy Research Working Paper
The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)
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APR 08, 2019 WPS8807 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation and Exchange Rate Pass-Through (English)
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MAR 13, 2019 WPS8780 Policy Research Working Paper
Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)
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FEB 25, 2019 WPS8755 Policy Research Working Paper
E-Trade for Development : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Considerations for Developing Countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134273 Working Paper
Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping : What Is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches ? (English)
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JAN 09, 2019 WPS8695 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping : What is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches? Executive Summary for Policy-Makers in International Maritime Transport (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133417 Working Paper
MSME PFS Audit report 2017 - IBRD 83600 (English)
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DEC 24, 2018 AUD0018205 Auditing Document
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF073245 (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132606 Brief
Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134055 Brief
Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8631 Policy Research Working Paper
How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 WPS8614 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities - P161241 - Sequence No : 02 (English)
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OCT 11, 2018 ISR34139 Implementation Status and Results Report
Does Premature Deindustrialization Matter ? The Role of Manufacturing versus Services in Development (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 WPS8596 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)
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AUG 28, 2018 WPS8570 Policy Research Working Paper
Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8535 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8485