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The Missing Globalization Puzzle

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Source: The Missing Globalization Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2002/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rikhil Bhavnani , Natalia Tamirisa , Arvind Subramanian , and David Coe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858518

Keywords: trade, gravity model, distance, bilateral trade, trade costs, equation, transport costs, international trade, Trade: General, Trade Gravity Model,

The failure of declining trade-related costs to be reflected in estimates of the standard gravity model of bilateral trade might be called the "missing globalization puzzle." This puzzle is most apparent in the est...

Import-Reducing Effect of Trade Barriers

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Source: Import-Reducing Effect of Trade Barriers : A Cross-Country Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2001/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Qing Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451954692

Keywords: Trade-Barriers, Tariff, non-tariff trade barriers, trade barriers, trade protection, bilateral trade, trade flows, tariff rates, Econometric Modeling,

A comprehensive empirical investigation is carried out to ascertain the import-reducing effect of trade protection barriers. We first present a statistical summary of the status of global trade protection. Then, ba...

Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages

Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages »

Source: Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages : The Role of Nontraded Goods

Volume/Issue: 2002/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859720

Keywords: wage, unskilled labor, skilled labor, changes in trade, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Computable General Equilibrium Models,

This paper uses an applied general equilbrium model to decompose the effects of changes in trade and technology-related variables on wages of skilled and unskilled labor between 1982 and 1996 in the United States....

Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited

Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited »

Source: Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited : Accounting for Model Uncertainty and Natural Trading Partner Effects

Volume/Issue: 2008/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Christian Henn , and Theo Eicher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869286

Keywords: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion, Preferential Trade Agreements, Bayesian Model Averaging, Country-Pair Fixed Effects, trade creation, trade flows, trade diversion, bilateral trade, trade agreements,

Trade theories covering Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are as diverse as the literature in search of their empirical support. To account for the model uncertainty that surrounds the validity of the competing...

The Global Financial Crisis: Trade Trajectories

The Global Financial Crisis: Trade Trajectories »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, Fall-Winter 2019

Volume/Issue: 19/003

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523972

Keywords: International trade, Trade liberalization, Patterns of trade, Trade restrictions, Trade models, IRB, IMF, tariff, research conference, tariff reduction

It has been two years since the trade tensions erupted and not only captured policymakers' but also the research community's attention. Research has quickly zoomed in on understanding trade war rhetoric, tariff imp...

Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc

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Source: Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc : An Analysis of Currency Arrangements in East Asia

Volume/Issue: 2009/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871500

Keywords: Currency Union, Gravity Model, currency unions, trade effects, exchange rate, regional trade, bilateral trade,

This paper examines the role of Japan against that of China in the exchange rate regime in East Asia in light of growing interest in forming a currency union in the region. The analysis suggests that currency union...

Impact of Intra-European Trade Agreements, 1990-2005

Impact of Intra-European Trade Agreements, 1990-2005 »

Source: Impact of Intra-European Trade Agreements, 1990-2005 : Policy Implications for the Western Balkans and Ukraine

Volume/Issue: 2007/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao , and Johannes Herderschee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866902

Keywords: Gravity Model, Customs Union, Currency Union, customs, trade agreement,

The paper provides quantitative estimates of the impact of the European trade agreements on trade flows. It applies both static and dynamic panel estimation techniques. The results are useful to policymakers becaus...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

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Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Real Effects of Common Currencies in East Asia

Real Effects of Common Currencies in East Asia »

Source: Real Effects of Common Currencies in East Asia

Volume/Issue: 2007/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867305

Keywords: Currency Union, Gravity Model, exchange rate, bilateral trade, currency unions, trade costs, exchange rate policies,

Since the 1997 Asian currency crisis, new interest has emerged in the formation of a common currency area in East Asia. This paper provides estimates of trade and welfare effects of East Asian currency unions, usin...

The Global Welfare Impact of China

The Global Welfare Impact of China »

Source: The Global Welfare Impact of China : Trade Integration and Technological Change

Volume/Issue: 2012/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julian Di Giovanni , Jing Zhang , and Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502312

Keywords: productivity growth, trade costs, correlation, equation, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper evaluates the global welfare impact of China's trade integration and technological change in a quantitative Ricardian-Heckscher-Ohlin model implemented on 75 countries. We simulate two alternative produc...