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Economic Premise Notes on Trade

Economic Premise

The Economic Premise note series is intended to summarize good practices and key policy findings on topics related to economic policy. They are produced by the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.




October 2012Competitiveness and Connectivity: Integrating Lagging Regions in Global MarketsThomas Farole
SeptemberSouth-South Cooperation: How Mongolia Learned from Chile on Managing a Mineral Rich Economy


Rogier van den Brink, Arshad Sayed, Steve Barnett, Eduardo Aninat, Eric Parrado, Zahid Hasnain and Tehmina Khan
August 2012Trade and Climate Change: An Analytical Review of Key IssuesHarun Onder
May 2012The Promise and Peril of Post-MFA Apparel Production Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson
Natural Capital and the Resource Curse Otaviano Canuto, Matheus Cavallari
Reducing Distortions in International Commodity Markets Bernard Hoekman, Will Martin
Why Cargo Dwell Time Matters in Trade Gael Raballand, Salim Refas, Monica Beuran, Gozde Isik
April 2012Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem Gerard McLinden
February 2012Capital Account Liberalization: Does Advanced Economy Experience Provide Lessons for China? Jeff Chelsky
December 2011Taking Stock of Trade Protectionism Since 2008 Mohini Datt, Bernard Hoekman, Mariem Malouche
November 2011The Drought and Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Impacts and Proposed Policy Responses for Kenya Gabriel Demombynes, Jane Kiringai
October 2011The WTO and the Doha Round: Walking on Two Legs Bernard Hoekman
September 2011Trade Finance during the 2008–9 Trade Collapse: Key Takeaways Jean-Pierre Chauffour, Mariem Malouche
Asia and South America: A Quasi-Common Economy Approach Otaviano Canuto, Manu Sharma
Special Economic Zones: What Have We Learned? Thomas Farole
July 2011Gender-Informing Aid for Trade: Entry Points and Initial Lessons Learned from the World Bank Elisa Gamberoni, José Guilherme Reis
April 2011Sophistication in Service Exports and Economic Growth Saurabh Mishra, Susanna Lundstrom, Rahul Anand
January 2011An Initial Estimation of the Economic Effects of the Creation of the EurAsEC Customs Union on Its MembersLúcio Vinhas de Souza
December 2010Currency Wars Yesterday and Today Milan Brahmbhatt, Otaviano Canuto, Swati Ghosh
November 2010Uncovering Developing Countries’ Performance in Trade in Services Sebastian Saez,
Arti Grover Goswami
September 2010Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East AfricaNora Dihel,
Ana Margarida Fernandes,
Aaditya Mattoo,
Nicholas Strychacz
August 2010Aid for Trade: An Action Agenda Looking Forward Bernard Hoekman,
John S. Wilson
June 2010Can Real Exchange Rate Undervaluation Boost Exports and Growth in Developing Countries? Yes, But Not for Long Mona Haddad,
Cosimo Pancaro
Trade and the Competitiveness Agenda José Guilherme Reis
Thomas Farole
May 2010The Service Revolution
Ejaz Ghani,
Homi Kharas
March 2010Managing Openness and Volatility: The Role of Export Diversification
Mona Haddad,
Jamus Jerome Lim, Christian Saborowski
China’s Investment in African Special Economic Zones: Prospects, Challenges, and Opportunities Deborah Brautigam,
Thomas Farole, 
Tang Xiaoyang
How Much Do Agricultural Policies Restrict Trade? Comparing Trade Restrictiveness IndexesKym Anderson
Johanna Croser

Export-led Growth v2.0 

Otaviano Canuto,
Mona Haddad
Gordon Hanson

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Last updated on October 17, 2012

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