Feb 2020
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Digital technologies are changing the way people, businesses, and governments interact, but what is their impact on international trade? Although some of the effects of digital technologies on trade…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Real borders can be thick. They are not dimensionless lines as typically assumed in theoretical models and standard empirical analyses, but a zone populated by agencies that develop and administer…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Las fronteras reales pueden ser densas. No son líneas adimensionales tal como se asume generalmente en los modelos teóricos o en los análisis empíricos, sino regiones pobladas por múltiples agencias…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
El surgimiento de las cadenas globales de valor está permitiendo que las naciones que se vinculan a ellas se industrialicen a un ritmo mucho más acelerado que el que necesitarían desarrollando…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
O surgimento das cadeias globais de valor (CGVs) está permitindo que os países se industrializem muito mais rapidamente ao se inserirem em redes internacionais de produção em vez de construírem…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Time delays in international transactions impose trade costs. We examine transaction level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Cadot, Olivier; Graziano, Alejandro; Harris, Jeremy; Volpe Martincus, Christian
This paper estimates empirically the effect of preference utilization on export growth at the level of the firm using a unique transaction-level dataset of Colombia's imports from Argentina,…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Crespi, Gustavo; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Firms get assistance from different public and private entities and these alternative assistances can affect export outcomes. Ignoring other interventions implies leaving unaddressed relevant policy…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Despite progress in communication technologies, lack of information still severely handicaps companies seeking to operate in international markets. Furthermore, the investments that these companies…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
This presentation argues that trade policy in the region has been too focused on removing tariffs, to the detriment of trade facilitation, particularly in transportation. It explores the impact of…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
The book explores the impact of transport costs on trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and argues that transport costs have assumed an unprecedented strategic importance to the region. The…