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2016

BLOG
This trade slowdown has a silver lining by Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, and Cristina Constantinescu (Let’s Talk Development, April 11, 2016)

2015

BLOG
How has China moved-up the global value chains? by Hiau Looi Kee (Let's Talk Development, January 11, 2016)

BLOG
Trade and FDI liberalisation help China move up the global value chains by Hiau Looi Kee and Heiwai Tang (VoxEU, December 9, 2015)

BLOG
Does trade facilitation facilitate trade? Lessons from Albania by Russell Hillberry, Ana Fernandes, Alejandra Mendoza Alcántara (The Trade Post, July 8, 2015)

BLOG
Unveiling the scale of tax fraud in Tunisia by Bob Rijkers (Views and Voices: Middle East and North Africa June 25, 2015)

BLOG
Did the Arab Spring democratize corruption?  by Bob Rijkers (Brookings: Future Development ,  June 25, 2015).

BLOG
Seeing more development, less fear in migration (Let’s Talk Development  June 10, 2015)  |  Conference Website

STORY
Counting the Costs of Tariff Evasion in Tunisia
June 2015: When Tunisia’s former president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, fell from power during the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisian authorities found themselves in possession of a rare archive of financial mischief—a unique paper trail of people (in power) using their clout to make more money than they should.
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ARTICLE
A Long Commute by Çağlar Özden (Finance & Development, March 2015)

BLOG
Wanted! Your proposals on Regional Integration in South Asia (End Poverty in South Asia, April 16, 2015)

BLOG
Does Bribery Speed Up Bureaucracy? by Bob Rijkers, Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, and Varanya Chaubey (Future Development, February 20, 2015)

BLOG
Open skies over the Middle East  by Russell Hillberry (Let’s Talk Development , February 17, 2015) 

STORY 
Trade, Poverty, and Shared Prosperity
January 2015: Trade integration is a critical catalyst for development, but can generate unequal gains. Trade can help achieve the twin goals provided that policy makers manage its distributional impact—ideally through appropriate domestic policies.
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2014

BLOG
Foreign Direct Investments Could Bring Positive Spillovers, Hiau Looi Kee (Let's Talk Development , December 15, 2014)

BLOG
Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Migration and Development, June 8-9, 2015
Çağlar Özden (People Move, December 18, 2014)

WORKSHOP
Third IMF-World Bank-WTO Joint Trade Research Workshop
Nov. 26, 2014: The World Bank, IMF, and WTO recently hosted a joint trade workshop to discuss cutting-edge research in the field. Researchers presented new work on topics ranging from the quality of exported goods to trade finance and global value chains.

STORY
Pushing the Limits of International Trade Policy
April 28, 2014 - Tariffs in nearly all emerging economies have dropped. The average tariff rate applied by a given country has fallen below 10 percent. Despite this clear downward trend, non-tariff barriers have increased, partially offsetting the benefits of reduced tariffs.

REPORT
Bringing Opportunity, Good Jobs and Greater Wealth to all Tunisians
May 2014: Tunisia meets of all the prerequisites to become a “Tiger of the Mediterranean”, yet this economic potential never seems to materialize. This report suggests possible solutions.

STORY
Debunking the Myths of Global Migration
Nov. 12, 2013: Migrants make up less than 3 percent of the world’s population | South-North migration has grown the most of all corridors between 1960 and 2000 | The difference in real wages can vary between 4 and 10 times between developed and developing countries./p>

BLOG
Stories from the Unfinished Revolution: Tunisian Farmers have the Know-how but Lack Support, Antonio Nucifora and Bob Rijkers, September 16, 2014

BLOG
WTO Trade Disputes, Big and Small
Chad P. Bown and Kara M. Reynolds, August 10, 2014

BLOG
Trade Policy through 2013: Signs of improvement but new policy concerns 
Chad P Bown,  June 27, 2014

BLOG
All in the Family: Crony capitalism is the key development challenge facing Tunisia today
Bob Rijkers, Caroline Freund, Antonio Nicifor, March 27, 2014

BLOG
Leave Export Promotion to Goldilocks
Ana Fernandes and Aaditya Mattoo, February 25, 2014


2013

BLOG
South-South Migration: Foreign Workers In Malaysia
Çağlar Özden, Ximena Del Carpio, Mauro Testaverde, December 6, 2013

BLOG
Bali Holds the Key to Progress on International Trade
John Wilson, October 4, 2013

BLOG
China’s Farm to the World’s Fork: Why Standards Matter
John Wilson, July 10, 2013

DIGEST
Turkey’s Export Boom in the 2000s
Tolga Cebeci and Ana Fernandes
World Bank Research Digest 7(4): 3, Summer 2013.

BLOG
Does the WTO have any effect over trade policy, especially for emerging economies?
Chad Bown, February 13, 2013

BLOG
Emerging-economy trade policy has become more responsive to economic shocks under the WTO
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley, February 8, 2013

 


2012

New Database Reveals Pattern of Services Trade Restriction
Featured Article, July 9, 2012

World Bank Database Shows Export Markets Are Dominated by Big Firms
Featured Article, May 24, 2012

From Research to Action: Priorities for Least-Developed Countries in a Changing Global Economy Featured Article, March 14, 2012

DIGEST
Surviving the Global Financial Crises: The Role of Foreign Ownership
Xiaoyang Chen and Laura Alfaro
World Bank Research Digest 6(2): 5, Winter 2012.

BLOG
Is 2012 Africa’s Year of the Dragon? 
John Wilson, Let's Talk Development, February 10, 2012.

DIGEST
Surviving the Global Financial Crisis: The Role of Foreign Ownership
Laura Alfaro and Maggie Xiaoyang Chen
World Bank Research Digest 6(2), Winter 2012.

BLOG
Impact Evaluation in Trade: Time for a Cultural Revolution? 
Olivier Cadot, Ana M. Fernandes, Julien Gourdon, and Aaditya Mattoo
VoxEU.org and CEPR, January 21, 2012.

BLOG
Beggar-thy-Neighbours? Spillover Effects of Exchange Rates 
Aaditya Mattoo, Prachi Mishra, and Arvind Subramanian
VoxEU.org and CEPR, March 23, 2012.

BLOG
Call for papers for the 6th international conference on migration and development

Çağlar Özden
January 11, 2013

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2011

BLOG
Import Protection and the Great Recession
Chad P. Bown
VoxEU.org and CEPR, August 29, 2011

DIGEST
Evaluating the Impact of Trade Interventions
Olivier Cadot, Ana M. Fernandes, Julien Gourdon, Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Research Digest 6(1), Fall, 2011.

Where to Spend the Next Million? Applying Impact Evaluation to Trade Assistance
Olivier Cadot, Ana M. Fernandes, Julien Gourdon, and Aaditya Mattoo
VoxEU.org and CEPR, October 14, 2011.
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Can Kenya Become a Global Exporter of Business Services? 
Ana Fernandes, Nora Dihel, Richard Gicho, Nicholas Strychacz, and John Kashangaki
Africa Trade Policy Notes, No. 20, World Bank, May 2011.

BLOG
The two faces of Wal-Mart in Mexico
Leonardo Iacovone, Beata Javorcik,Wolfgang Keller, and James Tybout
VoxEU.org and CEPR, August 20.

BLOG
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Development Agenda
Martin, Will and Aaditya Mattoo
VoxEU.org and CEPR, November 8, 2011.

DIGEST
Measuring Trade in a World of Fragmented Production
Mattoo, Aaditya and Francis Ng
World Bank Research Digest 5(4), Summer 2011.

The Elephant in the "Green Room": China and the Doha Round, Policy Brief
Aaditya Mattoo, Francis Ng, and Arvind Subramanian
PB11-3, Peterson Institute for International Economics, May 2011.

BLOG
The Elephant in the "Green Room": China and the Doha Round 
Mattoo, Aaditya, Francis Ng, and Arvind Subramanian
oxEU.org and CEPR, May 21, 2011. 



2010

BLOG
Aksoy, Ataman M., and Francis K. T. Ng. 2010. “The Evolution of Agricultural Trade Flows.” VoxEU.org, 26 October 2010.

BLOG
Arnold, Jens Matthias, B. Javorcik, M. Lipscomb, and
 Aaditya Mattoo. 2010. “Regulatory Reform in Services Sectors: The Missing Explanation for the Revival of Indian Manufacturing?” VoxEU.org, 12 October 2010.

BLOG
Bown, Chad P
. 2010. “The WTO Dispute Settlement System Would Survive without Doha.” VoxEU.org,19 June 2010.

BRIEF
Bown, Chad P
. 2010. “Antidumping, Safeguards and Trade Remedies during the Crisis.” Research Brief, Poverty Reducation and Economic Management Network, World Bank, Washington, DC.

BLOG
Bown
, Chad P. 2010. “Antidumping, Safeguards, and Protectionism during the Crisis: Two New Insights from 4th Quarter 2009.” VoxEU.org, 18 February 2010.

Bown, Chad P. 2010. “First Quarter 2010 Protectionism Data: Requests for New Trade Barriers Fall for Second Consecutive Quarter; Newly Imposed Barriers Also Fall, A Monitoring Report to the Temporary Trade Barriers Database, The World Bank.

Dihel, Nora, Ana M. Fernandes, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2010. “Towards a Regional Integration of Professional Services in Southern Africa.” Africa Trade Policy Note 10, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dihel, Nora, Ana M. Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo, and Nicholas Strychacz. 2010. “Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa.” Poverty Reduction And Economic Management Network, Economic Premise Note 32, September.

BLOG
Hoekman, Bernard, and
 Aaditya Mattoo. 2010. “Services Trade Liberalisation and Regulatory Reform: Re-invigorating International Cooperation.” VoxEU.org, 24 December 2010.

BLOG
Wilson, John S
. 2010. “A Role for the G20 in Aid for Trade?” “Let’s Talk Development, World Bank, Washington, DC, 26 October 2010.


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2009

Development Research Group. 2009. “Key Findings from World Bank Trade Research in 2009.” Featured Research Article, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Freund, Carolina, Leonardo Iacovone, Veronika Zavacka, Ingo Borchert, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2009. “Trade and the Current Crisis.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 1.

Mattoo, Aaditya, and Arvind Subramanian. 2009. “Beyond Doha.” World Bank Research Digest 3(2, Winter): 6.

Mattoo, Aaditya. 2009. “A Crisis Calls for “Crisis Round.” Wall Street Journal, Opinion, March 25, 2009.

Mattoo, Aadiyta. 2009. “The World Must Go Beyond Doha.” Financial Times, Opinion, July 18, 2009.

Ng, Francis, and Alexander Yeats. 2009. “Challenges abound as Africa seeks to penetrate global markets.” Newspaper op-ed, Business Daily, August 24.

 

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2008

Anderson, Kym, and L. Alan Winters. 2008. Now’s the Time to Reduce International Trade and Migration Barriers.” VoxEU blog, 21 April.

Anderson, Kym, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2008. Prospective Benefits From Cotton Subsidy Cuts and New Technologies.” Development Outlook 10(3): 35-37, October.

Anderson, Kym, Will Martin, and C.S. Pham. 2008. “Does the GATT/WTO Increase Trade in the Asia-Pacific Region? EABER Newsletter, April Newsletter.

Anderson, Kym. 2008. “Distorted Agricultural Incentives and Economic Development: East Asia’s Experience.” GEP Newsletter, Issue 24: 3-5, University of Nottingham, Spring.

Anderson, Kym, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2008. “Where to for Agricultural Policies in East Asia?” EABER Newsletter, March Newsletter.

Anderson, Kym. 2008. “Farm Policy in Developing Countries: What Next?” World Bank Research Digest 2(4): 3.

Fernandes, Ana Margarida as part of the International Study Group on Exports and Productivity. 2008. “Exports and Productivity: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries.” World Bank Research Digest 2(2): 3.

Hertel, Thomas, and Will Martin. 2008. “Food Prices and Poverty: Confusion or Obfuscation? Reply.” Dani Rodrik’s Weblog, May 6.

Martin, Will, and Maros Ivanic. 2008. “Ensuring Food Security.” Finance and Development 45(4): 37–39.

Martin, Will, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2008. “Focus: The Doha Development Agenda.”World Bank Research Digest3(4): 2.

Ivanic, Maros, and Will Martin. 2008. “Food Prices and Food Security.” VoxEUu Blog, 21 November.

 

Mattoo, Aaditya. 2008. “Services an Opportunity India Must Not Miss.” The Economic Times, February 25.

Morrison, Andrew R., Maurice Schiff, and Mirja Sjöblom. 2008. “Focus: International Migration and Development Standards, Harmonization, and Trade: New Empirical Evidence.World Bank Research Digest 2(3): 2-3.

Ng, Francis K. T. 2008. “Biggest Need, Fewest Resources.” Washington Post, April 28.

World Bank. 2008. “Why Trade Costs Matter to Africa.” Featured Article (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, June.

World Bank. 2008. “The Doha Development Agenda: What's on the Table?”
Featured Article (online only),
 Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, July.

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2007

Anderson, Kym, Will Martin, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2007. "Long run implications of WTO accession for agriculture in China." Plenary paper presented to the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Summer Symposium, Beijing, July 8-9.

Amiti, Mary, and Caroline Freund. 2007. "China's Export Boom." Finance and Development 44(3): 10-14.

Helble, Matthias, Ben Shepherd, and John S. Wilson. 2007. "“Transparency and Trade Facilitation in the Asia Pacific: Estimating the Gains from Reform.” World Bank - APEC meeting, September.

Hoekman, Bernard M. 2007. "International Economic Integration and Development: Priorities for Research." The Economic Research Forum Newsletter, Summer (Cairo).

Ng, Francis, and Bartlomiej Kaminski. 2007. "Bulgaria's Integration into the Pan-European Economy." Beyond Transition Newsletter 18(1):13-14, March.

Wilson, John S., Benjamin A., Shepherd, and Matthias Helble. 2007. "Transparency and Trade Facilitation in the Asia Pacific: Estimating the Gains from Reform." Barton, A.C.T.: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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2006

Anderson, Kym, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2006. "The World Trade Organization’s Cotton Initiative: Two Complementary Opportunities to Boost African Cotton Investment, Incomes and Exports." In AGOA Private Sector Report: Promoting Trade and Investment in Sub Saharan Africa: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Rewards. The Africa Journal (June): 21–31. Corporate Council on Africa.

Anderson, Kym, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2006. "WTO’s Doha Cotton Initiative: How Will It Affect Developing Countries?" Trade Note 27, World Bank, Washington DC, March. Full text

Arnold, Jens, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2006. "The Productivity Effects of Services Liberalization in the Czech Republic." Beyond Transition Newsletter 17 (April-June): 2.

Hoekman, Bernard. 2006. "Aid for Trade – Helping Low-Income Countries to Exploit Trade Opportunities." The Forum Newsletter of Economic Research Forum 13(2, Winter). Full text 

Hoekman, Bernard. 2006. "Dealing with Preference Erosion." Trade and Industry Monitor, January. (Capetown, South Africa).

Kee, Hiau Looi, Marcelo Olarreaga, and Peri Silva. 2006. "Market Access for Sale." World Bank Research Digest 1(1): 6. Full text

Wilson, John S. 2006. "Trade Facilitation: Why it Matters to APEC and What Next." APEC Economies Newsletter 10(9), September. Full text

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2005

Anderson, Kym, William J. Martin, and Ernesto Valenzuela. 2005. “Why Market Access is the Most Important of Agriculture’s ‘Three Pillars’ in the Doha Negotiations.” Trade Note 26 12/09/05.

Anderson, Kym, and William Martin. 2005. “Agricultural Market Access: The Key to Doha Success.” Trade Note 23 06/27/05.

Anderson, Kym, and William Martin. 2005. “Agricultural Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda.” Trade and Industry Monitor 34: 13–21.

Hoekman, Bernard. 2005. “Making the WTO More Supportive of Development.” Finance & Development 42: 14–18.

Hoekman, Bernard. 2005. “Hope in Hong Kong: Strengthening the Global Trade Architecture for Economic Development.” Al Ahram Online International, No. 774,
December 22–28.

Hoekman, Bernard, ed. 2005. “Harnessing Trade for Development: Benefiting from market access opportunities,” Insights #59, (Institute for Development Studies, Sussex and ODI, London), December.

Hoekman, Bernard. 2005. “Strengthening the Global Trade Architecture for Economic Development: An Agenda for Action.” Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, September (www.ycsg.yale.edu).

Hoekman, Bernard and Susan Prowse. 2005. “Development and the WTO: Beyond Business as Usual.” Bridges 9(2-3, February-March), (www.ictsd.org).

Mattoo, Aaditya, and Arvind Subramanian. 2005. “Why Prospects for Trade Talks are not Bright.” Finance & Development 42: 19-21.

 

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