Aug 2020
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol;Lage de Sousa, Filipe;Merchán, Federico
This paper uses the sudden surge in Chinese competition faced by Brazil's manufacturers in the 2000s to revisit the findings from the literature on how productivity, innovation, and employment…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Molina, Danielken
In this paper, I use Colombian data from 1996-2013 to construct two datasets that are used to assess whether the China Shock has affected the future growth rates of productivity, employment level,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Busso, Matías;Romero, Dario
We analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted in response to an increase in Chinese import competition between 1998 and 2013. We exploit the spatial variation in import exposure arising from…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse;Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper studies the impact of import competition from China on informality and wages in the Peruvian manufacturing sector in 20012010. Using data from the Peruvian Household Survey, we use a two-…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Mercado, Eduardo;Pierola, Martha Denisse;Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper studies the impact that import competition from China had on firms performance in the manufacturing sector in Peru in 20052015. Using a firm-level dataset that covers the universe of firms…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Paz, Lourenço S.
The vigorous growth of the Chinese economy together with its growing role in international trade has raised fears of deindustrialization among developing countries. This study draws on the large…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Fentanes, Oscar
We study the impact of import competition on Mexican firm outcomes between 2003 and 2013 by exploiting variation in import penetration across industries. Focusing on the increase in import…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
A rise in import competition can put downward pressure on local prices, increasing consumer welfare, but these gains might be unequal across households depending on the basket of goods they consume.…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we analyze the impact of Chinese competition on manufacturing firms in El Salvador between 2005 and 2013 using manufacturing survey data and customs transaction data. We find that…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we relate outcomes of El Salvadors local labor markets to their exposure to Chinese import competition. Using annual household surveys for 2000 to 2014, we construct a panel dataset of…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Jandhyala, Viswanath;Dutta, Akshay
The goal of this joint report published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Exim Bank is to discuss the outlook for bilateral trade and investment flows between LAC and India, signal the…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Jandhyala, Viswanath;Dutta, Akshay
El objetivo de este informe, publicado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Banco de Exportaciones e Importaciones de la India (Exim Bank), es discutir las perspectivas para los…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Zhang, Yan
This paper uses customs transaction data covering all Chinese exporters and the World Bank's antidumping database to investigate how they responded to Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC)…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
This report presents estimates of Latin American international trade flows in 2015 and an update through the first quarter of 2016. Prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de America Latina y el Caribe para el año 2015 y una actualización hasta el primer trimestre de 2016, elaboradas por el…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro
These profiles complement the analysis presented in the Trade and Integration Monitor 2014: Facing Headwinds: Policies to Support a Trade Recovery in the Post-Crisis Era. Agreement Profiles…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro
Los siguientes perfiles complementan el análisis presentado en el Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2014: Vientos adversos: Políticas para relanzar el comercio en la post-crisis. Los perfiles de…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Kahn, Theodore
This current study considers a large sample of LAC firms and analyzes in more detail how their strategies follow distinct patterns in different sectors. In doing so, we shed new light on how firms in…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Kahn, Theodore
El presente trabajo considera una amplia muestra de firmas de ALC y analizando en mayor profundidad cómo sus estrategias responden a patrones específicos en los diferentes sectores. El estudio…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Van Biesebroeck, Johannes
While many studies explain the correlation between firm-level productivity and export status entirely by better firms self-selecting into exporting, a few studies find evidence of reverse causation.…