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Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)

Kazakhstan is facing its greatest economic challenge since the global crisis. With oil prices at US$50 per barrel, the country urgently needs to adjust its economic model and find new sources of economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114691 MAY 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Mining and economic development : did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? (English)

This paper investigates China's influence on local economic development in 37 African countries between 1997 and 2007. The analysis compares the average changes in economic growth, migration, spatial inequality, and welfare for mineral-rich districts, pre- and post-accession, to the corresponding changes in districts without any mineral endowment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7906 DEC 05, 2016

Addison,Tony; Boly,Amadou; Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Kazakhstan - CUSTOMS DEVT (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020327 NOV 07, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)

This paper surveys empirically the broad features of trade policy in goods for 31 major economies that collectively represented 83 percent of the world's population and 91 percent of the world's GDP in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7620 APR 04, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Crowley,Meredith A Disclosed

Implementing trade policy and trade facilitation reforms in Lao PDR (English)

In 2015, Lao PDR is virtually unrecognizable from what it was just a decade ago. A more open, more outward trade landscape has transformed the country from a closed-off backwater into a fast-growing developing country, complete with coffee shops, restaurants, and billboards lining the streets of what is now a much busier and more lively Vientiane. ... See More +

Working Paper 106492 JAN 01, 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

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

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve Disclosed

The environmental implications of Russia's accession to the world trade organization (English)

This report investigates the environmental impacts of Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization. A 10-region, 30-sector model of the Russian economy is developed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6957 JUN 01, 2014

Bohringer, Christoph; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Tarr, David G.; Turdyeva, Natalia Disclosed

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: financial markets; high-income economies; and developing economies. ... See More +

Newsletter 74730 DEC 11, 2012

Dennis, Allen; Kim, Eung Ju; Mohapatra, Sanket; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine T. Disclosed

Tajikistan - From recovery to a sustainable growth (English)

Tajikistan has successfully emerged from the global economic crisis. Economic activity was strong, driven by growth in industrial production and services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73716 OCT 01, 2012

Qurbonova, Zuhro; Zaidi, Salman Disclosed

Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia has joined the World Trade Organization. This paper assesses how the tariff structure of the Russian Federation will change as a result of the phased implementation of its World Trade Organization commitments between 2012 and 2020 and how it has changed as a result of its agreement to participate in a Customs Union with Kazakhstan and Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6161 AUG 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Tarr, David G. Disclosed

DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: global equities move higher amid the latest European Union (EU) agreement; and among emerging markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 73535 JUL 10, 2012

Dennis, Allen; Ju Kim, Eung; Mohapatra, Sanket; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine T. Disclosed

Putting services and foreign direct investment with endogenous productivity effects in computable general equilibrium models (English)

With the growing importance of services and foreign direct investment in services, it is important to have a framework to analyze the impact of the liberalization of barriers to foreign direct investment in services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6012 MAR 01, 2012

Tarr, David G. Disclosed

Services liberalization and productivity of manufacturing firms : evidence from Ukraine (English)

This paper brings new evidence on the impact of services liberalization on the performance of manufacturing firms. Using a unique database of Ukrainian firms in 2001-2007, the authors utilize an external push for liberalization in the services sector as a source of exogenous variation to identify the impact of services liberalization on total factor productivity (TFP) of manufacturing firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5944 JAN 01, 2012

Shepotylo, Oleksandr; Vakhitov, Volodymyr Disclosed

Panama - Public Policy Reform Technical Assistance Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR13559 JUN 08, 2011

Disclosed

Market integration in China (English)

Over the last three decades, China's product, labor, and capital markets have become gradually more integrated within its borders, although integration has been significantly slower for capital markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5630 APR 01, 2011

Chen, Qingqing; Goh, Chor-Ching; Sun, Bo; Xu, Lixin Colin Disclosed

An initial estimation of the economic effects of the creation of the EurAsEC customs union on its members (English)

This note provides an initial estimation of some of the economic effects of creating the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) customs union. Relying on the computable general equilibrium model from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), results of the simulations consistently support the conclusion that, as an arrangement, the EurAsEC customs union (CU) will be a gross domestic product (GDP)-reducing framework in which the negative trade-diversion effects surpass positive trade-creation ones. ... See More +

Brief 59227 JAN 01, 2011

De Souza, Lucio Vinhas Disclosed

Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 59162 NOV 01, 2010

Disclosed

Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the world trade organization : the case of wheat (English)

The special safeguard mechanism both quantity and price based was key in the July 2008 failure to reach agreement in the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations under the doha development agenda. ... See More +

Journal Article 77643 JUN 01, 2010

Hertel, Thomas W.; Martin, Will ; Leister, Amanda M. Disclosed

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Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114691 Working Paper Russian
Mining and economic development : did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7906 Policy Research Working Paper
Kazakhstan - CUSTOMS DEVT (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 ICRR0020327 Implementation Completion Report Review
The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7620 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing trade policy and trade facilitation reforms in Lao PDR (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106492 Working Paper
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 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
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
The environmental implications of Russia's accession to the world trade organization (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6957 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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DEC 11, 2012 74730 Newsletter
Tajikistan - From recovery to a sustainable growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73716 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6161 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG daily economics and financial market commentary (English)
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JUL 10, 2012 73535 Newsletter
Putting services and foreign direct investment with endogenous productivity effects in computable general equilibrium models (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 WPS6012 Policy Research Working Paper
Services liberalization and productivity of manufacturing firms : evidence from Ukraine (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 WPS5944 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Public Policy Reform Technical Assistance Project (English)
See More +
JUN 08, 2011 ICRR13559 Implementation Completion Report Review
Market integration in China (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2011 WPS5630 Policy Research Working Paper
An initial estimation of the economic effects of the creation of the EurAsEC customs union on its members (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 59227 Brief
Ethiopia - Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project : procurement plan (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2010 59162 Procurement Plan
Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the world trade organization : the case of wheat (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 77643 Journal Article