RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS:  WORKING PAPERS

WTO working papers

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

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2017

ERSD-2017-10 Georgia’s post-accession structural reform challenges
G. Arveladze and M. Smeets
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 35pages, 957KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2017-09 The falling elasticity of global trade to economic activity: Testing the demand channel
Marc Auboin and Floriana Borino
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 41pages, 534KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2017-08 Interplay between Patents and Standards in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector and its Relevance to the Implementation of the WTO Agreements
Xiaoping Wu
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 31pages, 561KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2017-07 Trade issues affecting disaster response
Michael Roberts and Nazia Mohammed
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 42pages, 503KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2017-06 Does Trade Openness contribute to driving Financing Flows for Development?
Jean-François BRUN (UCA, CNRS, CERDI) and Sèna Kimm GNANGNON (WTO)
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ERSD-2017-05 An Empirical Assessment of the Economic Effects of WTO Accession and its Commitments
Vicky Chemutai and Hubert Escaith
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ERSD-2017-04 The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): key design features and significance For Global Trade and Development
Robert D. Anderson and Anna Caroline Müller
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ERSD-2017-03 Plurilateral trade agreements: An escape route for the WTO?
Rudolf Adlung and Hamid Mamdouh
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ERSD-2017-02 Accumulating trade costs and competitiveness in Global Value Chains
Antonia Diakantoni, Hubert Escaith, Michael Roberts and Thomas Verbeet
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ERSD-2017-01 Why do trade finance gaps persist: Does it matter for trade and development?
Marc Auboin and Alisa DiCaprio
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2016 

ERSD-2016-14 Implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement: From Vision to Reality
Nora Neufeld
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 27pages, 552KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2016-13 Typology of Environment-related Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements
José-Antonio Monteiro, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 110pages, 1789KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2016-12 Provisions on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Regional Trade Agreements
José-Antonio Monteiro, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
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ERSD-2016-11 Understanding trade in digitized ideas — what are the statistical challenges?
Joscelyn Magdeleine and Andreas Maurer, WTO Secretariat
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ERSD-2016-10 Estimating Trade Policy Effects with Structural Gravity
Roberta Piermartini, World Trade Organization and Yoto V. Yotov, Drexel University CESifo and ERI-BAS
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ERSD-2016-09 Trade, testing and toasters: Conformity assessment procedures and the TBT Committee
Devin McDaniels and Marianna Karttunen
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ERSD-2016-08 General Equilibrium Trade Policy Analysis with Structural Gravity
Mario Larch University of Bayreuth Drexel University CESifo, Yoto V. Yotov Drexel University CESifo and ERI-BAS
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ERSD-2016-07 A Survey of Investment Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements
Vasyl Chornyi, Marianna Nerushay and Jo-Ann Crawford
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ERSD-2016-06 Has the Multilateral Hong Kong Ministerial Decision on Duty Free Quota Free Market Access Provided a breakthrough in the Least Developed Countries' export performance?
Sèna Kimm Gnangnon and Shishir Priyadarshi, WTO
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 38pages, 424KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2016-05 Reducing Trade costs in LDCs: The role of Aid for Trade
Rainer Lanz, Michael Roberts, Sainabou Taal, WTO
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ERSD-2016-04 Supply Chain Finance and SMEs: Evidence from international factoring data
Marc Auboin, WTO — Harry Smythe, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver — and Robert Teh, WTO
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ERSD-2016-03 Making (small) firms happy. The heterogeneous effect of trade facilitation measures.
Lionel Fontagné (PSE - Université Paris I and CEPII), Gianluca Orefice (CEPII), Roberta Piermartini (ERSD, WTO)
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ERSD-2016-02 TBT and Trade Facilitation Agreements: Leveraging linkages to reduce trade costs
Serra Ayral
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ERSD-2016-01 Revisiting Growth Accounting From a Trade in Value-Added Perspective
Hubert Escaith
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2015

ERSD-2015-11 Covered or not covered: that is the question — Services Classification and Its Implications for Specific Commitments under the GATS
Ruosi Zhang — Counsellor of the Trade in Services Division, WTO Secretariat
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 34pages, 350KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2015-10 Aid for Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Export Upgrading in Recipient Countries
Sèna Kimm Gnangnon and Michael Roberts, Development Division WTO
Abstract   Download (pdf format, 52pages, 783KB, opens in a new window)
ERSD-2015-09 TBT provisions in Regional Trade Agreements: To what extent do they go beyond the WTO TBT Agreement?
Ana Cristina Molina, WTO — Vira Khoroshavina
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ERSD-2015-08 Charting the evolving landscape of services trade policies: Recent Patterns of Protection and Liberalization
Martin Roy, WTO
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ERSD-2015-07 Special compulsory licences for export of medicines: Key features of wto members' implementing legislation
Roger Kampf, WTO
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ERSD-2015-06 Improving the availability of trade finance in developing countries: an assessment of remaining gaps
Marc Auboin, WTO
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ERSD-2015-05 Trade policy uncertainty as barrier to trade
Alberto Osnago, Roberta Piermartini and Nadia Rocha
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ERSD-2015-04 Agricultural Trade and Development: A Value Chain Perspective
Miet Maertens and Johan Swinnen KU Leuven
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ERSD-2015-03 Services and Global Value Chains — Some evidence on Servicification of Manufacturing and Services Networks
Rainer Lanz and Andreas Maurer
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ERSD-2015-02 Export Quality in Advanced and Developing Economies: Evidence from a New Dataset
Christian Henn — WTO,Chris Papageorgiou — IMF, Nikolas Spatafora —World Bank
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ERSD-2015-01 The Layers of the IT Agreement's Trade Impact
Christian Henn and Arevik Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan
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