8 results about WORLD BANK GROUP


Better Neighbors : Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America

March 14, 2017

This book proposes a renewal of 'Open Regionalism' in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aimed at achieving the region's goals of high growth with stability. The LAC region experienc... READ MORE


South Asia's Turn:Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

October 6, 2016

The report examines three critical and relatively understudied drivers of competitiveness: Economies of agglomeration: firms and workers accrue benefits from locating close together in cities or cl... READ MORE


Potential Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

January 1, 2016

On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. If ratified, the agreement could raise member country GDP by an average of 1.1... READ MORE


A Coasian model of international production chains

October 6, 2015

This paper provides an analytical treatment of trade and welfare responses to trade cost change in a simple two-country model. To explore the model's implications in a richer setting, the model... READ MORE


Deep Trade Agreements and Vertical FDI : The Devil Is in the Details

October 1, 2015

Recent data show that the institutional content of preferential trade agreements has evolved over time. Although pre-1990s preferential trade agreements mostly focused on tariff liberalization, rec... READ MORE


The Impacts of Trade Facilitation Measures on International Trade Flows

July 1, 2015

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-effec... READ MORE


The Curious Case of Brazil's Closedness to Trade

April 1, 2015

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. This feat... READ MORE


Assessing the Economic Impact of the ECOWAS CET and Economic Partnership Agreement on Ghana

January 1, 0215

Ghana is currently facing two major trade policy adjustments - the economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) common external tariff (CET) is a significant milestone within the long history... READ MORE