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Policy Research Working Papers

Disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. These are official working papers of the World Bank and are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options.

Journal ArticlesBooks, and Book Chapters 

Recent scholarly publications by staff working in the area of trade and international Integration. Publications are organized by year and then publication type. 

Articles, Blogs, and Briefs

Non-technical summaries of emerging research. They are, more or less, the length of a newspaper column, meant for that vast majority of us who don’t have much time for reading, but are backed-up by and linked to the full studies.

Research Highlights

A summary of work emerging from the trade research program.  The program focuses on national policies and international agreements that affect international goods and services trade and hence firm productivity and performance, as well as income distribution. It consists primarily of empirical studies---country-specific and cross-country comparisons---of the causes and impact of international integration, and how it can be managed to promote development.

2008-2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Older discussion papers, policy papers, regional studies (pre-2003)

A number of research and policy papers had been generated by research projects and had been published through other format of publications, e.g. policy series, regional studies, discussion papers and others etc. These papers address and provide accessible information about the trade agenda, global trade architecture, regional trade agreements, country studies and summary of the main policy conclusions emerging from the project etc.

Last updated on Jul 17, 2012

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