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Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)

While economic growth in developing countries over the last ten years has lifted more people out of poverty than in any previous time, more than one billion people still live in countries affected by violent conflict. ... See More +

Publication 93123 DEC 08, 2014

Cali, Massimiliano

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

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazilapos;s trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91402 OCT 11, 2014

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in quot;green goodsquot; (also known as quot;environmentalquot; goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana

ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)

This paper offers a simple way to assess the impact on the economy of Nigeria of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the ECOWAS countries and the European Union (EU) , based on the market access offer contained in the negotiation proposals in early 2014 with the following key elements: liberalization, to the benefit of the EU, of West African market access for 75 percent of tariff lines over a period of 20 years; three categories of products subject to gradual liberalization, in four stages of five years each, starting on December 31, 2019 for the first category being liberalized and finishing in 2035 for the third category. ... See More +

Working Paper 93166 SEP 30, 2014

von Uexkull, Erik Jan; Njinkeu, Dominique; Maur, Jean-Christophe; Coste, Antoine; Shui, Lulu

Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)

There is substantial evidence that with the progressive global decline in tariffs over several decades, trade costs are a more significant barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7049 SEP 01, 2014

Balistreri, Edward J.; Tarr, David G.; Yonezawa, Hidemichi

MENA data book (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) data book serves as a quick reference and a reliable dataset for monitoring economic and social developments in the region. ... See More +

Publication 91176 SEP 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle; Lenoble, Nathalie

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firmsapos; material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Trade flows and trade disputes (English)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)

Informal trade supports the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of households in Africa, reaches markets and clients that are underserved by formal channels, and contributes to regional food security. ... See More +

Brief 89473 JUL 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hoppe, Mombert; Soprano, Carmine

Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)

According to a new World Bank report, economic complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, with substantial welfare gains expected from increased trade and investments and, ultimately, economic integration. ... See More +

Brief 90154 JUL 01, 2014

Tunisia - Advancing Tunisiaapos;s global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)

The political and economic events since January 2011 have contributed to change the context in which Tunisia is shaping its own global integration agenda. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 88361 JUN 25, 2014

What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)

Two of the most important trade policy developments to take place since the 1980s are the expansion of preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers, such as antidumping, safeguards, and countervailing duties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6898 JUN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Karacaovali, Baybars; Tovar, Patricia

Trade and cities (English)

Many developing countries display remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are incommensurate with their levels of urbanization. The cost of excessively high levels of urban concentration can be very high in terms of overpopulation, congestion, and productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6913 JUN 01, 2014

Karayalcin, Cem; Yilmazkuday, Hakan

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)

The common external tariff (CET) for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was adopted at a Heads of State Summit in October 2013 in Dakar. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88843 JUN 01, 2014

Uexkull, Erik von; Shui, Lulu

The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)

This paper proposes methods to incorporate firm heterogeneity in the standard input-output table-based approach to portray the domestic segment of global value chains in a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6960 JUN 01, 2014

Tang, Heiwai; Wang, Fei; Wang, Zhi

Trade and shared prosperity in the Caribbean region (English)

This policy note is based on the seven chapters of the Caribbean trade report, The New Trade Environment and Shared Prosperity in the Caribbean, prepared by the World Bank for the Caribbean Growth Forum. ... See More +

Working Paper 89424 JUN 01, 2014

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Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93123 Publication
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
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91402 Board Report
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 93166 Working Paper
Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7049 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA data book (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91176 Publication
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade flows and trade disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89473 Brief
Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90154 Brief
Tunisia - Advancing Tunisiaapos;s global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88361 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6898 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and cities (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6913 Policy Research Working Paper
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff : challenges and opportunities for Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88843 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6960 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and shared prosperity in the Caribbean region (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89424 Working Paper