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World Bank Development Research Group Trade

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Works: 507 works in 880 publications in 1 language and 8,801 library holdings
Genres: Commercial treaties 
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332
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Does temporary migration have to be permanent? by Mohammad Amin ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The choice between temporary and permanent migration is today central to the design of migration policies. The authors draw a distinction between the two types of migration on the basis of the associated social cost and the dynamics of learning by migrants. They find that unilateral migration policies are globally inefficient because they lead to too much permanent migration and too little temporary and overall migration. Existing international agreements on labor mobility, such as the World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services, have failed to do better because they seek primarily to induce host countries to make commitments to allow entry. Instead, Pareto gains and more liberal migration could be achieved through multilateral agreements that enable host countries to commit to repatriation." -- Cover verso
The east Asian crisis : investigating causes and policy responses by Warwick J McKibbin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Production sharing in East Asia : who does what for whom and why by Francis Ng ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Components have been a dynamic leading sector in East Asian imports and exports. East Asian global exports of parts and components totaled $278 billion in 1996; imports, $12 billion less. Components now account for a fifth of East Asian exports of manufactures
Who determines Mexican trade policy by Jean-Marie Grether ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a period of trade liberalization (1985-89), when Mexican manufacturing experienced an important inflow of foreign direct investment, manufacturing sectors with heavy foreign direct investment received greater protection in import-competing sectors. With the move toward greater openness, the influence of industrial and foreign-investor lobbying on policy formation was reduced
Financial services and the World Trade Organization : liberalization commitments of the developing and transition economies by Aaditya Mattoo ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adjusting to trade policy reform by Steven J Matusz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of more than 50 empirical papers shows that the adjustment costs of trade liberalization are small relative to the benefits. Moreover, manufacturing employment typically increases with trade liberalization. The limited data suggests that trade liberalization reduces poverty
Reducing agricultural tariffs versus domestic support : what's more important for Developing countries by Bernard M Hoekman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exchange rate overvaluation and trade protection : lessons from experience by Howard J Shatz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lessons from world experience about the consequences of exchange rate overvaluation (the frequent cause of trade crises), the consequences of trying to defend an overvalued exchange rate, and the most appropriate policies for resolving an overvaluation
Estimating the poverty impacts of trade liberalization by Jeffrey J Reimer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberalizing basic telecommunications the Asian experience by Carsten Fink ( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the move away from traditional public monopolies, most Asian governments are still unwilling to allow unrestricted entry in telecommunications, eliminate limits on private and foreign ownership, and establish strong, independent regulators. But where comprehensive reform has been undertaken (including privatization, competition, and regulation) the availability of main lines, the quality of service, and the productivity of labor are significantly higher
Shaping future GATS rules for trade in services by Aaditya Mattoo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) has created a more secure environment for trade in services, but it has not created the negotiating momentum to reduce protection or the rules to ensure that protection takes a considerable form. In dealing with the trade-impeding impact of domestic regulators, it has achieved even less
Developing countries and the next round of multilateral trade negotiations by Anne O Krueger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
India and the multilateral trading system after Seattle : toward a proactive role by Aaditya Mattoo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mattoo and Subramanian argue that india should engage more actively in the multilateral trading system, to help facilitate and consolidate domestic reform and to gain access to export markets for India's goods and services
The role of special and differential treatment for developing countries in GATT and the World Trade Organization by Constantine Michalopoulos ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weaknesses in the institutional capacity of many developing countries provide a rationale for continuing special and differential treatment under the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the benefits should be targeted only to low-income developing countries and those that need help becoming integrated with the international trading system. An effective system of graduation should be put in place for higher-income developing countries
Eliminating excessive tariffs on exports of least developed countries by Bernard M Hoekman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Average most-favored-nation tariffs in the "Quad" (Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States) have fallen to about 5 percent. But tariffs more than three times the average most-favored-nation duty are not uncommon in the Quad and have a disproportionate effect on exports of least developed countries. Giving the poorest countries duty-free access for peak-tariff products would increase their total annual exports by roughly $2.5 billion
Foreign-owned capital and endogenous tariffs by M Olarreaga ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The increase in investment abroad during the past two decades may help explain the simultaneous worldwide rush toward free trade. The entry of foreign capital may change the political game, increasing openness to international trade no matter what form the foreign capital takes (whether entering by acquiring equity in existing domestic firms or by bringing foreign firms into the host economy) or what its trade orientation (whether it enters the export or import-competing sector)
The treatment of non-essential inputs in a Cobb-Douglas technology an application to Mexican rural household level data by Isidro Soloaga ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One problem when estimating a Cobb-Douglas production function with micro data is how to deal with the observations that show positive output but do not use some of the inputs. As the log of zero is not defined one standard procedure is to arbitrarily replace those zero values with "sufficinetly small" numbers. But can we do better than that? An alternative approach is presented and applied to Mexican farm-level data
Developing country goals and strategies for the milennium round by Constantine Michalopoulos ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strategies developing countries should adopt in the next series of multilateral negotiations under the World Trade Organization
How regional blocs affect excluded countries : the price effects of MERCOSUR by Won Chang ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Price data on exports to Brazil from countries excluded from MERCOSUR show that preferential trading agreements hurt nonmember countries by compelling them to reduce their prices to meet competition from suppliers within the regional trading bloc
Measuring services trade liberalization and its impact on economic growth an illustration by Aaditya Mattoo ( )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Countries that fully liberalize their telecommunications and financial services sectors may be able to expect economic growth rates up to 1.5 percentage point higher than rates in other countries
 
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World Bank. Development Research Group. Trade Team
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