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Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher

SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever larger number of economies worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102987 JAN 01, 2016

Engel,Jakob; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas

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.

The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)

Using highly disaggregated firm-level customs transaction data for imports and exports in Peru over the 2000–2012 period, this paper explores the relationship between imports of intermediate inputs and firm export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7492 NOV 13, 2015

Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Farolec,Thomas

Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)

Recent data show that the institutional content of preferential trade agreements has evolved over time. Although pre-1990s preferential trade agreements mostly focused on tariff liberalization, recent agreements increasingly contain deep provisions in diverse areas, such as intellectual property rights, investment, and standards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7464 OCT 29, 2015

Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele

Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper presents new data on the micro structure of the export sector for 45 countries and studies how exporter behavior varies with country size and stage of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7452 OCT 21, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Freund,Caroline; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety second meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 100165 OCT 10, 2015

Yi, Xiaozhun

A Coasian model of international production chains (English)

International supply chains require the coordination of numerous activities across multiple countries and firms. This paper develops a theoretical model of supply chains in which the measure of tasks completed within a firm is determined by parameters that define transaction costs and the cost of coordinating more activities within the firm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7434 OCT 06, 2015

Fally,Thibault; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Traditional discussions of export performance are typically cast in terms of countries and sectors, which has a comparative advantage, what should be protected, and so on. ... See More +

Brief 100036 OCT 01, 2015

Jaud,Melise; Freund,Caroline

Uruguay - Trade competitiveness diagnostic : Main report (English)

As a small economy, Uruguay’s growth and poverty reduction prospects are closely related to its performance in international markets. This report analyzes export dynamics in Uruguay over the period 2000-2013, benchmarking them against relevant comparator countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 101540 OCT 01, 2015

Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Varela,Gonzalo J.

Low-income developing countries and G-20 trade and investment policy (English)

This background paper provides information on the study of the Group of 20 (G-20) and challenges faced by low-income developing countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Working Paper 99933 SEP 01, 2015

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele

The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

The role of trade in ending poverty (English)

The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. ... See More +

Publication 97607 JUN 25, 2015

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Cali,Massimiliano; Hoppe,Mombert; Piermartini, Roberta

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S.

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J.

Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)

This review of the empirical literature shows that industries with more intense domestic competition will export more. Competition law enforcement can be traced to export performance and is complementary to trade reforms. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97914 JUN 01, 2015

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

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Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102987 Working Paper
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7492 Policy Research Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7464 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 WPS7452 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 100165 Board Report
A Coasian model of international production chains (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 WPS7434 Policy Research Working Paper
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100036 Brief
Uruguay - Trade competitiveness diagnostic : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101540 Working Paper
Low-income developing countries and G-20 trade and investment policy (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99933 Working Paper
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of trade in ending poverty (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97607 Publication
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97914 Viewpoint