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Assessing The Potential Benefit Of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective

In: Quantitative Methods For Assessing The Effects Of Non-Tariff Measures And Trade Facilitation

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  • John S. Wilson

    (World Bank, USA)

  • Catherine L. Mann

    (Institute for International Economics, USA)

  • Tsunehiro Otsuki

    (World Bank, USA)

Abstract

The following sections are included:IntroductionOverview of Previous WorkDefinition of Trade FacilitationMeasuring the Impact of Trade FacilitationData in This StudyRationale for These Indicators of Trade FacilitationConstructing the Measures Used in This StudyTrade Flows and Other VariablesThe Econometric Model and ResultsAn Aside on the Gravity ModelOur Gravity Model SpecificationRegression ResultsImplications of Geographical CharacteristicsRobustness of the OLS EstimatorsPotential Benefits from Trade Facilitation: Simulation ResultsSimulation Design and Aggregate ResultsExports and Imports by RegionDomestic and Partner ImprovementsConclusions and Approach to Capacity Building DesignData AppendixReferences

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  • John S. Wilson & Catherine L. Mann & Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2005. "Assessing The Potential Benefit Of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Philippa Dee & Michael Ferrantino (ed.), Quantitative Methods For Assessing The Effects Of Non-Tariff Measures And Trade Facilitation, chapter 8, pages 121-160, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Non-Tariff Measures; Non-Tariff Barriers; Trade Policy; Commercial Policy; International Economics; Trade Facilitation;
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    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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