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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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8485 JUN 21, 2018

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

Maximizing the development impacts from temporary migration recommendations for Australia’s seasonal worker program (English)

The Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) was formally introduced in 2012 following a four yearpilot scheme. The SWP maintains the dual objectives of: (i) contributing to the economicdevelopment of nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste; and (ii)filling labor shortages in the Australian agriculture, accommodation (in selected locations)and tourism sectors (the Northern Australia tourism pilot). ... See More +

Working Paper 127068 JUN 11, 2018

Sharma,Manohar; Doyle,Jesse Jon Gerome Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)

This report of Indonesia daily economic update for June 7, 2018 contains economic highlights for: the government has decided to establish the national single window body (LNSW) to boost international trade activities; and the ministry of trade has revoked the trade ministerial regulation which required the use of Indonesian ships to export and import coal, crude palm oil, and rice. ... See More +

Brief 131166 JUN 07, 2018

Disclosed

Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)

The empirical case for trade as an engine of growth has now been established on solid empirical grounds. There has been a protracted controversy in the literature on the econometrics of trade and growth. ... See More +

Publication 127167 JUN 06, 2018

Cadot,Olivier; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Gourdon,Julien; Reye, José-Daniel Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This study investigates the determinants of corporate investment decisions, using a sample of listed South African firms and panel GMM estimators. ... See More +

Working Paper 127289 JUN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil Disclosed

Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)

Most manufacturing activities use inputs from the financial and business services sectors. But these services sectors also compete for resources with manufacturing activities, provoking concerns about de-industrialization -- financial services in industrial countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, and business services in developing countries like India and the Philippines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8450 MAY 22, 2018

Liu,Xuepeng; Mattoo,Aaditya; Wang,Zhi; Wei,Shang-Jin Disclosed

International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)

The free flow of data across borders underpins today's globalized economy. But the flow of personal data outside the jurisdiction of national regulators also raises concerns about the protection of privacy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8431 MAY 07, 2018

Mattoo,Aaditya; Meltzer,Joshua Paul Disclosed

Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)

The results of an impact evaluation of the introduction of a risk-based approach to sampling import shipments by the Macedonian Food and Veterinary Agency indicate that the sampling plan was not effectively implemented, and the reform did not improve the targeting of risky shipments. ... See More +

Viewpoint 125873 MAR 01, 2018

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

Pesticides (English)

Agriculture’s heavy and growing dependence on pesticides across large parts of the world, though partly fueled by pesticides’ own effectiveness, is placing an ever-rising burden on human health, biodiversity, and even the agro-food sector. ... See More +

Brief 124345 MAR 01, 2018

Cassou,Emilie Disclosed

Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7311 FEB 23, 2018

Sylvester Gyamfi Disclosed

Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)

Growth in global trade has been slow since 2012. While global trade downturns are not unprecedented, the observed change in the relationship of trade to GDP poses the question whether the trade slowdown is a transitory deviation or a more long-lasting phenomenon brought about by structural changes. ... See More +

Brief 123899 FEB 01, 2018

Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)

This paper presents recent trends in government and foreign bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8297 JAN 08, 2018

Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Verrier,Jeanne Emma; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

Case study : developing the olive oil sector in Palestine by marketing a specialty brand (English)

Partnership for growth: linking large firms and agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) presents lessons learned from various models utilized by public and private sector programs to stimulate the growth of agro-processing SMEs through linkages to larger firms in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 125938 JAN 01, 2018

Pant,Anupa Aryal; Lapres,Blair Edward; Olafsen,Ellen; Ronchi,Loraine; Cook,Peter A. Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing the development impacts from temporary migration recommendations for Australia’s seasonal worker program (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127068 Working Paper
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 131166 Brief
Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127167 Publication
Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127289 Working Paper
Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 WPS8450 Policy Research Working Paper
International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8431 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125873 Viewpoint
Pesticides (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124345 Brief
Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)
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FEB 23, 2018 STEP7311 Procurement Plan
Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123899 Brief
Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8297 Policy Research Working Paper
Case study : developing the olive oil sector in Palestine by marketing a specialty brand (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125938 Working Paper