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RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS:  WORKING PAPERS

WTO working papers

The papers listed below are working papers, and hence they usually represent research in progress.  They reflect the opinions of the authors, and are the product of professional research. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of Secretariat reports, studies, or informational material for Members. These papers are circulated for discussion and comment because critical review of professional research is important to the WTO.

Note: THESE PAPERS ARE NOT OFFICIAL SECRETARIAT PAPERS and are not meant to represent the position or opinions of the WTO or its Members, nor the official position of any staff members, apart from the author(s). Any errors are the responsibility of the authors.

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2014  back to top

ERSD-2014-06 The long and winding road: how WTO members finally reached a trade facilitation agreement
Nora Neufeld is a Counsellor in the Trade Policy Review Division
News Item   Abstract   Download (pdf format, 13pages, 80KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2014-05 Simulating world trade in the decades ahead: driving forces and policy implications
Lionel Fontagné, Jean Fouré and Alexander Keck
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 20pages, 178KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2014-04 Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious? Host Country Competition for Foreign Direct Investment through International Agreements
Eric Neumayer, Peter Nunnenkamp, and Martin Roy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 32pages, 758KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2014-03 What Global Fragmentation Means for the WTO
Emily J. Blanchard
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 33pages, 351KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2014-02 The Impact of Basel III on Trade Finance:The Potential Unintended Consequences of the Leverage Ratio
Marc Auboin and Isabella Blengini
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 16pages, 324KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2014-01 Trade Facilitation Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements Traits and Trends
Nora Neufeld
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 60pages, 640KB, opens in a new window)

 

2013  back to top

ERSD-2013-12 Least-Developed Countries’ Trade During the “Super-Cycle” and the Great Trade Collapse: Patterns and Stylized Facts
Hubert Escaith and Bekele Tamenu
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 33pages, 830KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-11 The Tisa Initiative: An Overview of Market Access Issues
Juan A. Marchetti and Martin Roy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 33pages, 530KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-10 Mapping of Safeguard Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements
Jo-Ann Crawford, Jo McKeagg, and Julia Tolstova
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 45 pages, 309KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-09 Opening a Pandora’s Box: Modeling World Trade Patterns at the 2035 Horizon
Lionel Fontagné & Jean Fouré
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 48 pages, 1260KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-08 How to Design Trade Agreements in Services: Top Down or Bottom Up?
Rudolf Adlung and Hamid Mamdouh
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 20 pages, 208KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-07 Mapping of Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Regional Trade Agreements — Innovative or Variations on a Theme?
Claude Chase, Alan Yanovich, Jo-Ann Crawford, and Pamela Ugaz, World Trade Organization
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 58 pages, 660KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-06 International standards and the WTO TBT Agreement: Improving governance for regulatory alignment
Erik Wijkström and Devin McDaniels, World Trade Organization
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 30 pages, 206KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-05 Preferential rules of origin In regional trade agreements
Maria Donner Abreu, WTO
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 64 pages, 892KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-04 Product Standards and Margins of Trade: Firm Level Evidence
Lionel Fontagné Paris School of Economics (Université Paris I), Gianluca Orefice CEPII, Paris, Roberta Piermartini World Trade Organization, Nadia Rocha World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 40 pages, 408KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-03 Letting the sun shine in at the WTO: How transparency brings the trading system to life
Robert Wolfe, School of Policy Studies Queen’s University

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 44 pages, 437KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-02 Competition policy and poverty reduction: a holistic approach
Robert D. Anderson and Anna Caroline Müller, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 31 pages, 186KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2013-01 Trade finance in periods of crisis: What have we learned in recent years?
Marc Auboin and Martina Engemann, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 107KB, opens in a new window)

 

2012  back to top

ERSD-2012-24 LDC Export Diversification, Employment Generation and the “Green Economy”: What roles for tourism linkages?
Dale Honeck, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 117 pages, 853KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-23 Trade Imbalances and Multilateral Trade Cooperation
Juan Marchetti, Michele Ruta and Robert Teh, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 42 pages, 393KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-22 Antidumping regional regimes and the multilateral trading system: do regional antidumping regimes make a difference?
Jean-Daniel Rey, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 59 pages, 761KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-21 Intellectual property provisions in regional trade agreements
Raymundo Valdés and Runyowa Tavengwa, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 66 pages, 484KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-20 Market access provisions on trade in goods in regional trade agreements
Jo-Ann Crawford, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 44 pages, 511KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-19 Services rules in regional trade agreements
How diverse and how creative as compared to the GATS multilateral rules?
Pierre Latrille and Juneyoung Lee, WTO

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 44 pages, 557KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-18 Testing the Trade Credit and Trade Link:
Evidence from Data on Export Credit Insurance
Marc Auboin, World Trade Organization — Martina Engemann, University of Munich

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 120KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-17 More Trade for Better Health?
International Trade and Tariffs on Health Products
Matthias Helble, Universal Postal Union

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 38 pages, 528KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-16 Is there Reciprocity in Preferential Trade Agreements on Services?
Juan Marchetti, Martin Roy, Laura Zoratto

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 23 pages, 155KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-15 A Commitment Theory of Subsidy Agreements
Daniel Brou, University of Western Ontario — Michele Ruta, World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 37 pages, 244KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-14 WTO rules and practices for transparency and engagement with civil society organizations
Maria Perez-Esteve, World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 30 pages, 384KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-13 Reassessing Effective Protection Rates in a Trade in Tasks Perspective: Evolution of trade policy in "Factory Asia"
Antonia Diakantoni and Hubert Escaith

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 33 pages, 1032KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-12 New evidence on preference utilization
Alexander Keck, World Trade Organization — Andreas Lendle, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 47 pages, 212KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-11 Trade disciplines with a trapdoor: contract manufacturing
Rudolf Adlung, World Trade Organization — Weiwei Zhang, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 22 pages, 212KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-10 Use of currencies in international trade: any changes in the picture?
Marc Auboin, World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 22 pages, 212KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-09 SMEs in Services Trade — A GATS Perspective
Rudolf Adlung and Marta Soprana World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 30 pages, 165KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-08 Food Prices and the Multiplier Effect of Export Policy
Paolo E. Giordani — LUISS “Guido Carli” University, Nadia Rocha — World Trade Organization and Michele Ruta — World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 46 pages, 803KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-07 International Trade in Natural Resources: practice and policy
Michele Ruta — World Trade Organization and Anthony J. Venables — University of Oxford

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 35 pages, 229KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-06 Self-Confirming Immigration Policy
Paolo E. Giordani — LUISS “Guido Carli” University and Michele Ruta — World Trade Organization

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 32 pages, 230KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-05 SPS Measures and Trade: Implementation Matters
Pramila Crivelli — University of Geneva and Jasmin Gröschl — Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 21 pages, 273KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-04 Poison in the wine? Tracing GATS-minus commitments in regional trade agreements
Rudolf Adlung — WTO and Sébastien Miroudot — OECD

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 25 pages, 131KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-03 Use of the WTO trade dispute settlement mechanism by the Latin American countries — dispelling myths and breaking down barriers
Raúl A. Torres — WTO development division

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 184KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-02 Using Supply Chain Analysis to Examine the Costs of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and the Benefits of Trade Facilitation
Michael J. Ferrantino — U.S. International Trade Commission

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 34 pages, 128KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2012-01 Non-tariff Measures and the WTO
Robert W. Staiger — Stanford, Wisconsin and NBER

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 47 pages, 289KB, opens in a new window)
  

2011  back to top

ERSD-2011-20 Exporting Under Trade Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence
Kyle Handley — Stanford University

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 40 pages, 719KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-19 Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Dynamics
Rafael Dix-Carneiro — University of Maryland

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 11 pages, 2.2MB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-18 Services Commitments in Preferential Trade Agreements: An Expanded Dataset
Martin Roy

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 18 pages, 290KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-17 The relationship between exchange rates and International Trade: a review of economic literature
Marc Auboin and Michele Ruta

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 126KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-16 The case for creating a Working Party on the Functioning of the WTO
Peter N. Pedersen

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 15 pages, 54KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-15 Assessing the value of future accessions to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement
Robert D. Anderson, Philippe Pelletier, Kodjo Osei-Lah and Anna Caroline Müller

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 44 pages, 717KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-14 Regional Integration in Africa
Trudi Hartzenberg

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 27 pages, 140KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-13 The Value of Bindings
Marc Bacchetta and Roberta Piermartini

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 16 pages, 559KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-12 Evolution of Asia's outward-looking economic policies: Some lessons from trade policy reviews
Michael Daly

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 61 pages, 437KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-11 Deep integration and production networks: an empirical analysis
Gianluca Orefice and Nadia Rocha

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 35 pages, 663KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-10 The Design of Preferential Trade Agreements: A New Dataset in the Making
Leonardo Baccini, Andreas Dür, Manfred Elsig and Karolina Milewicz

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 47 pages, 427KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-09 Costa Rica: Trade Opening, FDI Attraction and Global Production Sharing
Francisco Monge-Ariño

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 21 pages, 471KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-08 21st Century Regionalism: Filling the gap between 21st century trade and 20th century trade rules
Richard Baldwin

Abstract   Download (pdf format, 38 pages, 811KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-07 “Expect the Unexpected”?
LDC GATS Commitments as Internationally Credible Policy Indicators? The Example of Mali

Dale Honeck

Abstract   Download (pdf format,42 pages, 340KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-06 Natural Resources and Non-Cooperative Trade Policy
Joelle Latina, Roberta Piermartini and Michele Ruta
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 121KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-05 WTO Decision-Making for the Future
Patrick Low
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 14 pages, 108KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2011-04

Fog in GATS commitments — Boon or bane?
Rudolf Adlung, Peter Morrison, Martin Roy and Weiwei Zhang
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 25 pages, 527KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2011-03

Are you experienced? Survival and recovery of trade relations after banking crises
Cosimo Beverelli, Madina Kukenova and Nadia Rocha
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 28 pages, 500KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2011-02

Coordination Failures in Immigration Policy
Paolo E. Giordani and Michele Ruta
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 42 pages, 365KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2011-01

The interface between the trade and climate change regimes: scoping the issues
Patrick Low, Gabrielle Marceau and Julia Reinaud
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 45 pages, 472KB, opens in a new window)

  

2010  back to top

ERSD-2010-15

Lessons from the first two decades of trade policy reviews in the Americas
Raymundo Valdés
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 59 pages, 259KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-14

Timeliness and Contract Enforceability in Intermediate Goods Trade
Elisa Gamberoni, Rainer Lanz and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 476KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-13

Do Trade and Investment Agreements Lead to More FDI?
Accounting for Key Provisions Inside the Black Box
Axel Berger, Matthias Busse, Peter Nunnenkamp and
Martin Roy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 228KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-12

Globalization and trade flows: what you see is not what you get!
Andreas Maurer and Christophe Degain
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 443KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-11

Endowments, power, and democracy: political economy of multilateral commitments on trade in services
Martin Roy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 54 pages, 200KB, opens in a new window)

This paper replaces ERSD-2009-07

ERSD-2010-10

More Stringent BITs, Less Ambiguous Effects on FDI? Not a Bit!
Axel Berger, Matthias Busse, Peter Nunnenkamp and Martin Roy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 14 pages, 167KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-09

International Regulation and Treatment of Trade Finance: What Are the Issues?
Marc Auboin
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 23 pages, 138KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-08

International Supply Chains and Trade Elasticity in Times of Global Crisis
Hubert Escaith, Nannette Lindenberg and Sébastien Miroudot
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 42 pages, 515KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-07

What Constrains Africa's Exports?
Caroline Freund and Nadia Rocha
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 22 pages, 95KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-06

International Rules for Trade in Natural Resources
Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 22 pages, 92KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-05

The Relation between International Trade and Freshwater Scarcity
Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 189KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-04

Trade and Deforestation: A Literature Review
Juan Robalino and Luis Diego Herrera
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 45 pages, 350KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-03

Trade and Fisheries: Key Issues for the World Trade Organization
Frank Asche and Martin D. Smith
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 62 pages, 419KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-02

Oil Price Volatility: Origins and Effects
Lutz Kilian
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 34 pages, 148KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2010-01

Trade in Mineral Resources
Graham A. Davis
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 42 pages, 206KB, opens in a new window)

  

2009  back to top

ERSD-2009-16 Restoring Trade Finance during a Period of Financial Crisis: Stock-taking of Recent Initiatives
Marc Auboin
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 25 pages, 151KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-15

Trade in Healthcare and Health Insurance Services: The GATS as a Supporting Actor (?)
Rudolf Adlung
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 164KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-14

Market Shares in the Post-Uruguay Round Era: A Closer Look Using Shift-Share Analysis
Ninez Piezas-Jerbi and Coleman Nee
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 85 pages, 1.33MB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-13

Mapping the Tariff Waters
Antonia Diakantoni and Hubert Escaith
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 31 pages, 463KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-12

The Value of Domestic Subsidy Rules in Trade Agreements
Michael Ruta
Daniel Brou
Edoardo Campanella
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 19 pages, 188KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-11

The WTO: Theory and Practice
Kyle Bagwell
Robert W. Staiger
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 39 pages, 256KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-10

The Economics of Trade Agreements in the Linear Cournot Delocation Model
Kyle Bagwell
Robert W. Staiger
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 36 pages, 275KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-09

Trade Skirmishes and Safeguards: A Theory of the WTO Dispute Settlement Process
Mostafa Beshkar
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 37 pages, 406KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-08

A ‘New Trade’ Theory of GATT/WTO Negotiations
Ralph Ossa
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 51 pages, 367KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-07

Endowments, Power, and Democracy: Political Economy of Multilateral Commitments on Trade in Services
Martin Roy

ERSD-2009-07 has been replaced by ERSD-2010-11.

ERSD-2009-06

International Trade and Real Transmission Channels of Financial Shocks in Globalized Production Networks
Hubert Escaith and Fabien Gonguet
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 33 pages, 334KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-05

Services Liberalization from a WTO/GATS Perspective: In Search of Volunteers
Rudolf Adlung
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 189KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-04

Exposure to External Country Specific Shocks and Income Volatility
Marion Jansen, Carolina Lennon and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 23 pages, 97KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-03

R&D in the Network of International Trade: Multilateral versus Regional Trade Agreements
Mariya Teteryatnikova
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 34 pages, 435KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-02

Social Interactions of Migrants and Trade Outcomes
Silvio H. T. Tai
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 23 pages, 222KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2009-01

Risk Assessment in the International Food Saftey Policy Arena
Can the multilateral institutions encourage unbiased outcomes?
Lee Ann Jackson and Marion Jansen
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 25 pages, 99KB, opens in a new window)

  

2008  back to top

ERSD-2008-06

Liberalization of Air Transport Services and Passenger Traffic
Roberta Piermartini and Linda Rousová
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 31 pages, 251KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2008-05

Measuring GATS Mode 4 Trade Flows
Joscelyn Magdeleine and Andreas Maurer
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 20 pages, 114KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2008-04

The Economics of Permissible WTO Retaliation
Chad P. Bown and Michele Ruta
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 54 pages, 245KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2008-03

LDC Poverty Alleviation and the Doha Development Agenda: Is Tourism being Neglected?
Dale Honeck
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 46 pages, 253KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2008-02

The harmonized system — Amendments and their impact on WTO Members’ schedules
Dayong Yu
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 25 pages, 184KB, opens in a new window)

ERSD-2008-01

Bilateralism in Services Trade:
Is There Fire Behind the (Bit-)Smoke?
Rudolf Adlung and Martin Molinuevo,
Also appears in “Bilateralism in Services Trade: Is there Fire behind the (BIT-) Smoke?”, Journal of International Economic Law¸ Vol. 11, No. 2, 2008.
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 37 pages, 347KB, opens in a new window)

  

2007  back to top

ERSD-2007-04

Boosting Trade Finance in Developing Countries:
What link with the WTO?
Marc Auboin
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 22 pages, 105KB)

ERSD-2007-03

Trade Remedy Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements
Robert Teh, Thomas J. Prusa and Michele Budetta
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 83 pages, 436KB)

ERSD-2007-02

Indisputably Essential: The Economics of Dispute Settlement Institutions in Trade Agreements
Alexander Keck and Simon Schropp
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 29 pages, 213KB)

ERSD-2007-01

The contribution of services liberalization to poverty reduction: What role for the GATS?
Rudolf Adlung
Also appears in “The Contribution of Services Liberalization to Poverty Reduction: What Role for the GATS?”, Journal of World Investment & Trade, August 2007;
http://www.wernerpubl.com/frame_inves.htm
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 21 pages, 121KB)

  

2006  back to top

ERSD-2006-11

Foreign Banking: Do Countries’ WTO Commitments Match Actual Practices?
James R. Barth, Juan A. Marchetti, Daniel E. Nolle and Wanvimol Sawangngoenyuang
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 59 pages, 231KB)

ERSD-2006-10

Telecommunications Services in Africa: The Impact of Multilateral Commitments and Unilateral Reform on Sector Performance and Economic Growth
Calvin Djiofack-Zebaze and Alexander Keck
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 36 pages, 287KB)

ERSD-2006-09

Political & quasi-adjudicative dispute settlement models in European Union Free Trade Agreements
Is the quasi-adjudicative model a trend or is it just another model?
Edna Ramírez Robles
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 43 pages, 202KB)

ERSD-2006-08

Determining "likeness" under the GATS: Squaring the circle?
Mireille Cossy
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 53 pages, 245KB)

ERSD-2006-07

Services liberalization in the new generation of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs):
How much further than the GATS?
Martin Roy, Juan Marchetti, Hoe Lim
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 63 pages, 315KB)

ERSD-2006-06

Services trade liberalization at the regional level: does southern and eastern Africa stand to gain from EPA negotiations?
Marion Jansen
Also appears in Journal of World Trade 41(2): 411-450, 2007.
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 36 pages, 262KB)

ERSD-2006-05

Forecasting Trade
Alexander Keck and Alexander Raubold
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 30 pages, 332KB)

ERSD-2006-04

The Impact of Disasters on International Trade
Martin Gassebner, Alexander Keck and Robert Teh
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 104KB)

ERSD-2006-03

Liberalizing Financial Services Trade in Africa:
Going Regional and Multilateral
Marion Jansen and Yannick Vennes
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 26 pages, 166KB)

ERSD-2006-02

Non-Reciprocal Preference Erosion Arising From MFN Liberalization in Agriculture: What Are the Risks?
Patrick Low, Roberta Piermartini and Jurgen Richtering
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 48 pages, 1100KB)

ERSD-2006-01

A ‘Probabilistic’ Approach to the Use of Econometric Models in Sunset Reviews
Alexander Keck, Bruce Malashevich and Ian Gray
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 24 pages, 350KB)

  

2005  back to top

ERSD-2005-06

The Impact of Mode 4 Liberalization on Bilateral Trade Flows
Marion Jansen and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 20 pages, 387KB)

ERSD-2005-05

Multilateral Solutions to the Erosion of Non-Reciprocal Preferences in NAMA
Patrick Low, Roberta Piermartini and Jurgen Richtering
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 44 pages, 364KB)

ERSD-2005-04

The Economic Impact of EPAs in SADC Countries
Alexander Keck and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 41 pages, 940KB)

ERSD-2005-03

Public Services and the GATS
Rudolf Adlung
Also appears in “Public Services and the GATS”, Journal of International Economic Law¸ Vol. 9, No. 2, 2006.
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 29 pages, 234KB)

ERSD-2005-02

Environmental quality provision and eco-labelling: some issues
Laura Valentini
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 26 pages, 164KB)

ERSD-2005-01

Turning hills into mountains? Current commitments under the GATS and prospects for change
Rudolf Adlung and Martin Roy
Also appears in “Journal of World Trade”, Vol. 39, No. 6, 2005.
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 32 pages, 1123KB)

  

2004  back to top

ERSD-2004-07 The Impact of Mode 4 on Trade in Goods and Services
Marion Jansen and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 23 pages, 379KB)
ERSD-2004-06 Developing countries in the WTO services negotiations
Juan A. Marchetti
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 43 pages, 594KB)
ERSD-2004-05 The GATS turns ten: A Preliminary Stocktaking
“Services Negotiations in the Doha Round: Lost in Flexibility?”
Rudolf Adlung
Also appears in “Journal of International Economic Law”¸ Vol. 9, No. 4, 2006.
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 26 pages, 279KB)
ERSD-2004-04 Infrastructure and Trade
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås and Roberta Piermartini
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 30 pages, 973KB)
ERSD-2004-03 Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO: Why, When and How?
Alexander Keck and Patrick Low
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 37 pages, 355KB)
ERSD-2004-02 Institutions, trade policy and trade flows
Marion Jansen and Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 26 pages, 255KB)
ERSD-2004-01 National environmental policies and multilateral trade rules
Marion Jansen and Alexander Keck
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 34 pages, 262KB)
  

2003  back to top

ERSD-2003-04 Vertical specialization and the quality of infrastructure
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 244KB, 26 pages)
ERSD-2003-03 Is trade liberalization a window of opportunity for women?
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 388KB, 38 pages)
ERSD-2003-02 ICT, access to services and wage inequality
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 300KB, 25 pages)
ERSD-2003-01 Fragmented production: regionalization of trade?
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 325KB, 33 pages)
  

2002  back to top

DERD-2002-02 Effects of WTO accession on policy-making in sovereign states: preliminary lessons from the recent experience of transition countries
Marc Bacchetta and Zdenek Drabek
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 244KB, 50 pages)
DERD-2002-01 Product Labeling, Quality and International Trade
Marion Jansen and André Lince de Faria
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 818KB, 42 pages)
  

2001  back to top

ERAD-2001-02 Can trade policy help mobilize financial resources for economic development?
Zdenek Drabek and Sam Laird 
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 173KB, 30 pages)
ERAD-2001-01 Investment policies and telecommunications regimes
Zdenek Drabek
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2000  back to top

ERAD-2000-01 International trade and the position of European low-skilled labour
Marion Jansen
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 1083KB, 21 pages)
 

1999  back to top

ERAD-99-03 Whether and When to Liberalize Capital Account and Financial Services
John Williamsonn and Zdenek Drabek
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ERAD-99-02 The Impact of Transparency on Foreign Direct Investment
Zdenek Drabek and Warren Payne
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ERAD-99-01
A Quantitative Assessment of Electronic Commerce
Ludger Schukhnecht and Rosa Pérez-Esteve
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ERAD-99-01-
tables
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TPRD-99-01 The EU model and Turkey — a case for thanksgiving?
Christina Hartler and Sam Laird
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 141KB, 19 pages)
 

1998  back to top

ERAD-98-12 Financial Services Trade, Capital Flows, and Financial Stability
Masamichi Kono and Ludger Schukhnecht
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 215KB, 40 pages)
ERAD-98-11 A Simple Trade Policy Perspective on Capital Controls
Ludger Schukhnecht
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 106KB, 8 pages)
ERAD-98-10 Preferential and Non-Preferential Trade Flows in World Trade
Jean-Marie Grether and Marcelo Olarreaga
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 170KB, 36 pages)
ERAD-98-08 Does Globalization Cause a Higher Concentration of International Trade and Investment flows?
Patrick Low, Marcelo Olarreaga and Javier Suarez
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 306KB, 38 pages)
ERAD-98-07 Exchange Rate Regimes and the Stability of Trade Policy in Transition Economies
Zdenek Drabek and Josef C. Brada
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 1062KB, 35 pages)
ERAD-98-06 Fiscal Policy Cycles and Public Expenditure in Developing Countries
Ludger Schuknecht
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 83KB, 23 pages)
ERAD-98-05 A Multilateral Agreement on Investment: Convincing the Sceptics
Zdenek Drabek
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ERAD-98-04 Managing Capital Flows in Transition Economies with a Case-study of Central and Eastern Europe
Zdenek Drabek and Stephany Griffith-Jones
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 241KB, 44 pages)
ERAD-98-03 Why Are Trade Agreements More Attractive in The Presence of Foreign Direct Investment?
Marcelo Olarreaga
Abstract  Download (pdf format, 239KB, 26 pages)
ERAD-98-02 Can Bilateralism Ease the Pains of Multilateral Trade Liberalization?
Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo and Marcelo Olarreaga
Abstract  Download (pdf format, 261KB, 23 pages)
ERAD-98-01 Reform in Basic Telecommunications and the WTO Negotiations: The Asian Experience
Patrick Low and A. Mattoo
Abstract  Download (pdf format, 258KB, 39 pages)
TPRD-98-03 Transition Economies, Business and the WTO
Sam Laird
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 152KB, 13 pages)
TPRD-98-02 Multilateral Approaches to Market Access Negotiations
Sam Laird
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TPRD-98-01 EU Import Measures and the Developing Countries
M. Auboin and S. Laird
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TISD-98-03 Financial Services and the WTO: Liberalization in the Developing and Transition Economies
A. Mattoo
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TISD-98-02 Regulatory Autonomy and Multilateral Disciplines: The Dilemma and a Possible Resolution
A. Mattoo and A. Subramanian
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TISD-98-01 Dealing with Monopolies and State Enterprises: WTO Rules for Goods and Services
A. Mattoo
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1997  back to top

ERAD-97-07

The New Liberalism: Trade Policy Developments in Emerging Markets
Z. Drabek and S. Laird
Abstract  Download (pdf format 421KB, 33 pages)

ERAD-97-06

Tying Governments’ Hands in Commodity Taxation
Ludger Schuknecht
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 136KB, 29 pages)

ERAD-97-04

Fiscal Policy Cycles and the Exchange Regime in Developing Countries
Ludger Schuknecht
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 82KB, 22 pages)

TPRD-97-02

MERCOSUR: Objectives and Achievements
Sam. Laird
Abstract  Download (pdf format, 409KB, 32 pages)

TPRD-97-01

WTO Rules and Good Practice on Export Policy
Sam Laird
Abstract  Download (pdf format, 223KB, 29 pages)

 
1996  back to top
TISD-96-01

Discriminatory Consequences of Non-Discriminatory Standards
Aaditya Mattoo
Abstract   Download (MS Word format, 567KB, 37 pages)

TISD-96-02

National Treatment in the GATS: Corner-Stone or Pandora’s Box
Aaditya Mattoo
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 137KB, 40 pages)

TISD-96-03

The Government Procurement Agreement: Implications of Economic Theory
Aaditya Mattoo
Abstract  Download (MS Word format, 123KB, 32 pages)

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