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Mar 2017
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Trade facilitation policies intend to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on…
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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Security concerns in a context of increasingly segmented supply chains haveled to stricter border control measures, which may potentially negatively
affect international trade. Customs around…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Firms selling products abroad usually have to interact with several borderagencies that develop multiple trade regulations and oversee their
compliance. These regulations establish the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
In this paper, we examine an innovative postal export regime that involvesboth a streamlining of export procedures and provision of intermediation
services to investigate how firms' react…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
We examine transaction-level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the transaction level, we observe the time it takes a shipment to…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Graziano, Alejandro; Volpe Martincus, Christian
In this paper, we estimate the effects of transit systems that substantiallystreamline administrative processing of trade flows. In so doing, we use a
unique dataset that consists of the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro
In this paper, we estimate the effects of custom-related delays on firms'exports. In so doing, we use a unique dataset that consists of the universe
of Uruguay's export transactions…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Crespi, Gustavo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Wagner, Rodrigo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Bassi, Marina; Rucci, Graciana; Urzúa, Sergio; Panizza, Ugo; de Olloqui, Fernando; Casaburi, Gabriel; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This synopsis reviews the analysis of market failures that lies behind the conceptual framework, a few highlights of its application in key areas such as innovation, and the institutional…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Márquez Fariña, Manuel; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Ocampo, Fernando; Solar, Rodolfo; Arciniegas Serna, Hernando; Meza Monge, Nilo; Casas Gragea, Angel María; Corrales, Salvador; Jara M., Miguel Angel; Mansilla, Patricio; Pozo, Andrés; Montenegro, Gisela; Camacho Inostroza, Oscar; Campos, Rosario; Gómez Minujín, Gala; Blyde, Juan S.
The Inter-American Development Bank, in the context of its integration mandate in the region, has been working and supporting development actions in border areas and transboundary cooperation and…
Apr 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…
Apr 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,…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Suominen, Kati; Campos, Rosario; Inchauspe, Álvaro; Torres Paz, Luis; Achar Samra, Elena; Gamboa Soto, Francisco; Comandari, Carlos Honorato; Lyu, Jaewon; Edwards, Diane; González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo; Hartleb, Karl; Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan; Díaz, Guillermo; Coyoy Echeverría, Erick; Giobergia, Cecilia; Cereseto, Fabiana; Perea, José Ramón; Daude, Christian; Avendaño, Rolando; Moncaut, Nicolás; Wiñazky, Marcelo; Bekerman, Marta; Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Hallak, Juan Carlos; González, Andrea
In spite of the fact that they make up more than 90% of firms and account for a substantial portion of employment in these countries, rather little is known about the role of small- and mid-size…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Driven by declining import tariffs, poor infrastructure and increasing specialization in transport-intensive goods, transport costs are arguably today's most formidable obstacles to trade in…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Driven by declining import tariffs, poor infrastructure and increasing specialization in transport-intensive goods, transport costs are arguably today's most formidable obstacles to trade in…
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…
May 2012
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
Our knowledge of the trade effects of domestic infrastructure is very limited. The reason is twofold. First, data needed to examine these effects are not readily available. Second, identifying such…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Bertachini, Helio; Cossens, Shakirah; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Díaz, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Linares, Ana María; Maffioli, Alessandro; Manzano, Gádor; Martinez, Sebastian; McCarthy, Nancy; Meduña, Patricia; Mejía, Francisco; Neret, Matilde; Pusterla, Fazia; Rodríguez, César; Salazar, Lina; Sedlacek, Guilherme Luis; Taboada, Bibiana; Toda, Ichiro; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Winters, Paul
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is the IDB's annual corporate report that accounts for the effectiveness of its work, stating the results achieved with the implementation of the…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Becker, Sascha O.; Ekholm, Karolina; Chen, Lurong; De Lombaerde, Philippe; Flores, Manuel; Vaillant, Marcel; López, Andrés; Niembro, Andrés; Ramos, Daniela; Martínez Álvarez, Javier; Herrero, Daniel; Sequeira Picado, Jorge E.; Carciofi, Ricardo; Castillo Argañarás, Luis Fernando; Supervielle, María M.
This journal contains a collection of articles on integration and trade in Latin American and the Caribbean. The topics addressed are as follows: international fragmentation of production and its…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Do all exporters benefit the same from export promotion programs? Surprisingly, not matter how obvious this question may a priori be when thinking of the effectiveness of these programs there is…