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Chairs

Trade Topics

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Research

Trade Policies, Smuggling, and the Informal Job Market in Francophone Africa. The Case of Pharmaceuticals, Used Cars and Petroleum Products

11 August 2017

Internationalization has become an important feature of the informal sector in West Africa, in the last few decades. Yet, official trade and financial data provide a very misleading picture of the patterns and magnitudes of cross border trade in the sub-r ...

FIRMS, TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT IN TUNISIA

14 November 2018

This paper aims to investigate whether exposure to international trade increases the firm’s ability to create jobs, improve its productivity and profitability using a unique Tunisian firm level data set. Several types of firms are considered: onshore non- ...

A Note on the Interplay among Trade Facilitation, Global value chains and Income Inequality

11 August 2017

1.Motivation: The increasing relevance of time as a trade barrier; 2.The relationship between time and Global Value Chains (capital intensive goods are more sensitive to time); 3.Can the TFA promote a new wave of fragmentation?; 4.How the TFA is likely to ...

THE IMPACT OF THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY ON POVERTY LEVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S INFORMAL ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF WASTE PICKERS IN PRETORIA

11 August 2017

South Africa is gripped by high and rising levels of unemployment and poverty, which have conspired to create a society that is one of the most unequal in the world today. This is not helped by the fact that the troubled global and local economies are squ ...

Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Trade Liberalisation, Competitiveness and Welfare: The Case of Turkey-EU Customs Union

27 July 2018

A presentation has been made by the WTO Chairs program Turkey Chair on "Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Trade Liberalisation, Competitiveness and Welfare: The Case of Turkey-EU Customs Union”. The prupose of the study is to analyse the pr ...

THE IMPACT OF TRADE ON POVERTY: ECONOMIC GROWTH –UNEMPLOYMENT LINKAGE

11 August 2017

THE IMPACT OF TRADE ON POVERTY: ECONOMIC GROWTH –UNEMPLOYMENT LINKAGE By: Taleb Awad-Warrad WTO-Chair Holder Prof. of Economics University of Jordan WTO/WORLD BANK TRADE & POVERTY FORUM Geneva, Switzerland, 26 May 2016 Author(s): Taleb Awad-Warrad Yes ...

LIBERALISATION COMMERCIALE ET PAUVRETE: Vérification

11 August 2017

UNIVERSITE D’ABOMEY-CALAVI CHAIRE OMC-COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ET DEVELOPPEMENT INCLUSIF LIBERALISATION COMMERCIALE ET PAUVRETE: Vérification Empirique à Partir de Données d’Enquête Au Bénin Fulbert AMOUSSOUGA GERO Titulaire de la Chaire OMC-CIDI de Cotonou ...

Is Tunisian Trade Policy Pro-Poor?

12 November 2018

The main aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of Tunisian trade policy on household welfare. We use the recently released household survey data in combination with estimated tariff pass-through elasticities and wage elasticities obtained from M ...

Export Diversification Effects of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

4 May 2018

We estimate the effects of trade facilitation on export diversification, as measured by two extensive margins: the number of products exported by destination and the number of export destinations served by product. To address causality we use only exports ...

Provisions on Electronic Commerce in Regional Trade Agreements

4 May 2018

This paper reviews the different types of provisions explicitly addressing electronic commerce (e-commerce) in regional trade agreements (RTAs). The analysis covers the 275 RTAs currently in force and notified to the WTO as of May 2017. The analysis shows ...

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