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China's growth – an opportunity for East Asia       
J. Humphrey; H. Schmitz / Institute of Development Studies UK 2007
Rapid Chinese centred growth in East Asia has led to the emergence of regional production systems. Those systems, however, do not affect all countries in the region equally: more advanced Asian economies are supplying parts and compon...
Supply-side factors becoming more important in determining exports in East Asia
J Jongwanich / Asian Development Bank 2007
Since the early 1980s, economic growth in East and Southeast Asia has been underpinned by a rapid expansion of manufacturing exports. In most countries in the region, this expansion has been accompanied by a shift away from labour-int...
Evaluating the seven African success stories
R.I. Rotberg / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2007
This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenari...
Commodity booms can be an opportunity for Africa if accompanied by strong public policy
African Economic Research Consortium 2007
Since 2004, many sub-Saharan African countries have been experiencing a boom in the prices of their primary commodity exports. This paper summarises findings about how to manage commodity booms in oil, solid minerals and agriculture t...
Barriers to trade in higher education services in Asia-Pacific countries
A. Raychaudhuri; P. De / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2007
Discusses prominent examples of trade in education services from across developing countries Asia and Pacific Region and measures selected barriers through panel data modelling (PDM) analysis. The authors argue that du...
Reforming maritime regulation to benefit from liberalisation
A.F. Ghoneim; O.A. Helmy / Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Egypt 2007
Maritime and related logistical services play an important role in the Egyptian economy as ports handle around 65 percent of Egyptian exports. Also, maritime logistics services are linked to a large number of other sectors. Improving ...
Central America's welfare gains depend on European openness to bananas and sugar
H. Rojas-Romagosa; L. Rivera / Institute for International and Development Economics 2007
While many agricultural products from Central America already enter duty-free into the European Union (EU) thanks to the GSP plus initiative, there remain two notable exceptions: bananas, a major Central American export, and sugar whi...
What lies ahead for the APEC transparency and trade facilitation agenda?
M. Helble; B. Shepherd; J.S. Wilson / World Bank Publications 2007
This document carries out an analysis of the gains from improving transparency in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). It particularly focuses on two main touchstones of policy transparency that it identifies; predictability and ...
Quotas may diversify imports instead of helping local industry
J. van Eeden; R. Sandrey / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2007
South Africa imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China to slow the trade flow of imports. This paper answers the question whether those quotas are meeting their goal. To do so, it examines the changes in ...
Are developing countries restricted from clean energy technology?
J.G. Barton; G.E. Osborne / Trade and Environment 2007
This paper explores whether developing countries will face barriers accessing technologies in reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases. Focusing on intellectual property rights (IP), it concentrates on the more scientifically adva...
Items 1 to 10 of 1829

Items 1 to 10 of 1829

China's growth – an opportunity for East Asia       
J. Humphrey; H. Schmitz / Institute of Development Studies UK 2007
Rapid Chinese centred growth in East Asia has led to the emergence of regional production systems. Those systems, however, do not affect all countries in the region equally: more advanced Asian economies are supplying parts and compon...
Supply-side factors becoming more important in determining exports in East Asia
J Jongwanich / Asian Development Bank 2007
Since the early 1980s, economic growth in East and Southeast Asia has been underpinned by a rapid expansion of manufacturing exports. In most countries in the region, this expansion has been accompanied by a shift away from labour-int...
Evaluating the seven African success stories
R.I. Rotberg / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2007
This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenari...
Commodity booms can be an opportunity for Africa if accompanied by strong public policy
African Economic Research Consortium 2007
Since 2004, many sub-Saharan African countries have been experiencing a boom in the prices of their primary commodity exports. This paper summarises findings about how to manage commodity booms in oil, solid minerals and agriculture t...
Barriers to trade in higher education services in Asia-Pacific countries
A. Raychaudhuri; P. De / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2007
Discusses prominent examples of trade in education services from across developing countries Asia and Pacific Region and measures selected barriers through panel data modelling (PDM) analysis. The authors argue that du...
Reforming maritime regulation to benefit from liberalisation
A.F. Ghoneim; O.A. Helmy / Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Egypt 2007
Maritime and related logistical services play an important role in the Egyptian economy as ports handle around 65 percent of Egyptian exports. Also, maritime logistics services are linked to a large number of other sectors. Improving ...
Central America's welfare gains depend on European openness to bananas and sugar
H. Rojas-Romagosa; L. Rivera / Institute for International and Development Economics 2007
While many agricultural products from Central America already enter duty-free into the European Union (EU) thanks to the GSP plus initiative, there remain two notable exceptions: bananas, a major Central American export, and sugar whi...
What lies ahead for the APEC transparency and trade facilitation agenda?
M. Helble; B. Shepherd; J.S. Wilson / World Bank Publications 2007
This document carries out an analysis of the gains from improving transparency in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). It particularly focuses on two main touchstones of policy transparency that it identifies; predictability and ...
Quotas may diversify imports instead of helping local industry
J. van Eeden; R. Sandrey / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2007
South Africa imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China to slow the trade flow of imports. This paper answers the question whether those quotas are meeting their goal. To do so, it examines the changes in ...
Are developing countries restricted from clean energy technology?
J.G. Barton; G.E. Osborne / Trade and Environment 2007
This paper explores whether developing countries will face barriers accessing technologies in reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases. Focusing on intellectual property rights (IP), it concentrates on the more scientifically adva...
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