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Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Today's meeting takes place against a backdrop of weak growth in world trade and output and a subdued outlook for the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104873 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

What’s left for the WTO ? (English)

Suppose that when addressing the question of “what’s left for the WTO?,” tariff negotiators relied not on the agenda established in 2001 but instead on the terms-of-trade theory of trade agreements to identify negotiating priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7502 DEC 02, 2015

Bown,Chad P. Disclosed

Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)

Can regionalism do what multilateralism has so far failed to do—promote greater openness of services markets? Although previous research has pointed to the wider and deeper legal commitments under regional agreements as proof that it can, no previous study has assessed the impact of such agreements on applied policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7498 NOV 17, 2015

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov Disclosed

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie Disclosed

Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)

This report quantifies the short run impacts of eliminating agricultural export barriers on several variables including treasury revenues, fiscal federalism, farm gate prices,consumer foodstuffs prices and sector employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 104002 JAN 01, 2015

Nogués,Julio J. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

International tradability indices for services (English)

This paper uses a theoretically grounded model of international trade to estimate the cross-border tradability of services. The resulting indices cover up to 99 countries and ten sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6712 NOV 01, 2013

van der Marel, Erik; Shepherd, Ben Disclosed

Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)

Drawing on the findings of recent research, this note examines the extent to which changes to policy restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indonesian service sector affected the performance of downstream manufacturers during 1997-2009. ... See More +

Brief 75321 FEB 01, 2013

Duggan, Victor; Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

CGE modeling of market access in services (English)

This paper examines how the applied multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) literature has moved into quantication of the impacts of greater market access for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6106 JUN 01, 2012

Christen, Elisabeth; Francois, Joseph; Hoekman, Bernard Disclosed

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)

Trade and investment in services are inhibited by a range of policy restrictions, but the best offers so far in the Doha negotiations are on average twice as restrictive as actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5517 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)

This paper summarizes the major arguments and proposals to reform the modus operandi of the World Trade Organization --including decision-making procedures, negotiating modalities, and dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5525 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard Disclosed

Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)

Professional services are vital for development in Southern Africa. Accounting, legal and engineering services contribute directly and indirectly to economic growth, including by lowering transactions costs, being key inputs and creating spillovers of knowledge to other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 60111 NOV 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana M.; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)

Professional services matter for development in East Africa. Business services, including professional services, are among the most dynamic services sectors; and are a key input for other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 56746 SEP 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas French Disclosed

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas English Disclosed

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 AUG 01, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas French Disclosed

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Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104873 Board Report
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 Policy Research Working Paper
Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7498 Policy Research Working Paper
Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104002 Working Paper
Agricultural income and macroeconomics, technology, external prices and foreign trade policy : Argentina 2000-2015 : Renta agrícola y macroeconomía, tecnología, precios externos y política comercial externa : Argentina 2000-2015 (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104001 Working Paper
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
International tradability indices for services (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6712 Policy Research Working Paper
Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75321 Brief
CGE modeling of market access in services (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6106 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5517 Policy Research Working Paper
Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5525 Policy Research Working Paper
Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 60111 Brief
Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56746 Brief
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief French
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief English
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60103 Brief French