Dec 2009
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian;Estevadeordal, Antoni
This paper examines the impact of trade policy on production specialization patterns in ten Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian;Gómez, Sandra Milena
According to the economic theory and recent empirical evidence, improved market access through trade arrangements is likely to favor export diversification. In this paper, we assess whether this has…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Pineda, José;Blyde, Juan S.
We investigate whether greater microeconomic flexibility facilitates the process of creative destruction in the context of new trade models with heterogeneous firms (Bernard et al., 2003 and Melitz,…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Rodríguez-Montemayor, Eduardo;García, Pablo M.
Migration has recently taken an important place in the agenda of many governments around the world. But the phenomenon of international mobility of individuals is not new. Following Massey [2003],…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gereffi, Gary;Castillo, Mario;Fernandez-Stark, Karina
Historically, services were considered non-tradable and offshoring was confined to the manufacturing sector. However, the evolution and diffusion of information and communication technologies has…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Harris, Jeremy;Staples, Brian Rankin
Presents information about several mechanisms by which the barriers imposed by rules of origin may be reduced through effective trade facilitation efforts. Also
discussed are the functional…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni;Volpe Martincus, Christian;Ando, Mitsuyo
This paper explores the relationship between preferential and multilateral trade liberalization at the sectoral level using a unique dataset that includes data on most favored nation (MFN) and…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Vodusek, Ziga;Granados, Jaime;Opertti, Fabrizio;Illarieti C., Pablo A.;Gutiérrez Rocha, Mario
Este informe presenta un diagnóstico y señala los principales desafíos que la República Dominicana enfrenta en su proceso de integración en la economía global, con el propósito de proponer algunas…
Dec 2009
Author(s): González, Anabel
El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (en adelante, CAFTA-RD) entró en vigencia para Costa Rica el 1 de enero del 2009, catorce meses después de su…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hornbeck, J. F.
Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Promotion and Oversight of Latin American Implementation
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hart, Michael M.
Between 1986 and 1995, the government of Canada negotiated and implemented three major international trade agreements: the 1989 Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), the 1994 North American Free…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew;Salles Almeida, Juliana;Gutiérrez Jr., Carlos H.
This IDB Working Paper is intended to provide an overview of how the agricultural sector is treated in regional trade agreements (RTAs) involving Latin American countries, whose exports tend to be…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
This paper examines this agenda and argues that if Brazil really wants to fully enjoy the growth and welfare benefits of trade, it needs to further lower and rationalize its structure of protection;…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Guerrero, Pablo;Lucenti, Krista;Galarza S., Sebastián
During the past few decades, the landscape of the world economy has changed. New trade patterns reflect the globalization of the supply chain and intra-industry trade, and increasing flows between…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Labraga, Juan
En el presente trabajo se utiliza un modelo de Nueva Geografía Económica (NGE) para simular los efectos sobre la localización industrial en Uruguay de la aplicación de distintas alternativas de…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew;Suominen, Kati;Estevadeordal, Antoni
The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of liberalisation in RTAs in the Americas in comparison to agreements in other world regions, and to put forth policy recommendations for…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Iberti, Gonzalo;Blyde, Juan S.
Most microeconometric studies available for LAC have focused on measuring the direct impact of trade on plant productivity leaving aside other effects that arise through the market selection process…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Taylor, Alan M.;Estevadeordal, Antoni
According to the Washington Consensus, developing countries' growth would benefit from a reduction in tariffs and other barriers to trade. But a backlash against this view now suggests that…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Proyecto Mesoamérica Integración y Desarrollo
The objective of the WTO¿s Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative is to help developing countries to build the supply-side capacity and trade related infrastructure needed to implement and benefit from trade…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The Fund, which is consistent with the priorities of the Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative of the WTO, will also help to coordinate and mobilize multi-sectoral expertise across governments, non-…