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…
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…
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…