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Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J.

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Reyes, Jose Daniel; Wagle, Swarnim; Iwulska, Aleksandra; Van der Borght, Rafael; Moberg, Lotta; Jouanjean, Marie Agnes; Ugarte, Cristian Spanish

More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)

This paper analyzes Zambian export patterns using a new transaction-level trade data set for the period 1999-2011. The data show that, in international comparison, Zambian exports are exceptionally concentrated (on mining products). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7151 JAN 01, 2015

Brulhart, Marius; Dihel, Nora; Kukenova, Madina

The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7158 JAN 01, 2015

Constantinescu, Cristina; Mattoo, Aaditya; Ruta, Michele

Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)

This note analyzes the benefits of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93642 JAN 01, 2015

Coste, Antoine; von Uexkull, Erik

Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)

The South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) came into effect in 2006, but free and unfettered trade is still a work in progress. Drawing from theory and evidence, this note looks at how all countries, especially the smaller ones, can gain from mutual trade liberalization. ... See More +

Brief 93915 JAN 01, 2015

Kathuria, Sanjay; Shahid, Sohaib

Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)

Macroeconomic conditions remained generally stable at end-2014. The growth rate is estimated at 3 percent, driven by extractive industry and services sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 94564 JAN 01, 2015

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 Brazil'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 "green goods" (also known as "environmental" 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 firms' 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

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Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7151 Policy Research Working Paper
The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7158 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93915 Brief
Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 94564 Working Paper
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