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Trade Facilitation and Expanding the Benefits of Trade: Evidence from Firm Leval Data

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  • Yue Li

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  • John S. Wilson

    (the World Bank, Washington D.C, USA)

Abstract

Existing empirical studies on trade costs and trade facilitation largely focus on aggregate impacts of reform due to data availability. We take a step toward filling in this gap in literature. Using the World Bank Enterprises Surveys, the study extends the scope of empirical literature to firm dimension with a focus on SMEs.

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  • Yue Li & John S. Wilson, 2009. "Trade Facilitation and Expanding the Benefits of Trade: Evidence from Firm Leval Data," Working Papers 7109, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
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    1. Volpe Martincus, Christian & Carballo, Jerónimo & Graziano, Alejandro, 2015. "Customs," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(1), pages 119-137.
    2. Ben Shepherd, 2013. "Trade times, importing and exporting: firm-level evidence," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(9), pages 879-883, June.
    3. Reis, José Guilherme & Farole, Thomas, 2010. "Trade and the Competitiveness Agenda," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 18, pages 1-5, June.
    4. Christian Volpe Martincus, 2016. "Out of the Border Labyrinth: An Assessment of Trade Facilitation Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 96856, February.
    5. repec:idb:idbbks:7994 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Volpe Martincus, Christian & Carballo, Jerónimo & Graziano, Alejandro, 2015. "Customs," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(1), pages 119-137.

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    Trade Facilitation; Expanding the Benefits of Trade;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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