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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.

Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 2) : Policy note one (English)

The main message of this report is that if Kazakhstan wants to take advantage of global integration and diversification opportunities, the government needs to improve its trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 96863 JUN 01, 2015

Madani,Dorsati H. Russian

Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)

Stronger regional integration has been a policy priority in Africa for several decades. Closer trade links with neighboring countries promise to stabilize food markets, enhance profitable exchanges in light manufactures, reduce consumer prices, and help develop regional production networks. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7670 MAY 28, 2015

Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)

In Zimbabwe trade has been a driver of economic growth, rising incomes, and progressive empowerment of Zimbabweans through rising standards of living and the promise of better jobs. ... See More +

Publication 96622 MAY 22, 2015

Newfarmer,Richard S.; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil’s increased integration into the world economy. It analyzes the impact of regional differences in access to foreign demand on sector-specific bilateral migration rates between the Brazilian states for the years 1995 to 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7264 MAY 12, 2015

Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo

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

Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xioazhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts world merchandise trade to grow at some plus 3.3 percent in 2015 in volume terms. ... See More +

Board Report 95883 APR 18, 2015

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

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENAs aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 APR 07, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise

Does input tariff reduction impact firms exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)

In the last decade Morocco undertook substantial, if gradual, trade liberalization by reducing tariffs, reforming trade regulations and signing free and preferential trade agreements with several regions and countries, including the United States, Turkey, the European Union and Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7231 APR 06, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose

The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)

Although Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world, it remains among the most closed economies as measured by the share of exports and imports in gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7228 APR 02, 2015

Canuto Dos Santos Filho,Otaviano; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Schellekens,Philip

How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)

As the momentum for multilateral trade liberalization has slowed, an increasing amount of liberalization is taking place at a regional level. As of April 2015, there are 406 regional trade agreements (RTAs) in force worldwide, more than double the number in force in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 97141 APR 01, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Shahid,Sohaib; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph

The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)

The devastating civil war in Syria is arguably one of the major civil conflicts in recent times. The conflict started with protests in March 2011 and soon after escalated to a violent internal war with no end in sight to this date. ... See More +

Working Paper 96087 APR 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Harake,Wissam; Hassan,Fadi; Struck,Clemens Christian

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.

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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
Kazakhstan - Improving the trade policy framework, its management, and its regulations (Vol. 2) : Policy note one (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96863 Working Paper Russian
Indicators to monitor deeper regional trade integration in Africa (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 AUS7670 Working Paper
Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 96622 Publication
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7264 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
Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95883 Board Report
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95681 Publication
Does input tariff reduction impact firms exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7231 Policy Research Working Paper
The curious case of Brazils closedness to trade (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7228 Policy Research Working Paper
How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2015 97141 Brief
The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96087 Working Paper
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