Trade Research Newsletter Archive


The World Bank Trade Research Newsletter includes the latest research findings; research in the news; special features on workshops and conferences; upcoming events; and a list of new working papers and recent publications.

2019 Newsletter (PDF)

Spring

  • Policy Research Talk uncovers hidden patterns in global export markets.  
  • Policy Research Report demystifies the scale, patterns and consequences of migration.
  • An independent evaluation finds Bank Research “one of the few true drivers of the global debate” on trade and development.  
  • Support to Bank operations on trade preferences for Africa, electronic commerce in South Asia, exposure of Belt and Road economies to China, and the return of displaced Syrians.
  • New research on obstacles to Palestinian growth, labor market effects of demographic shifts in OECD countries, and the development impact of automation in rich countries.

2018 Newsletter (PDF)

Winter

  • In a policy research talk on October 19, 2017, Caglar Ozden discussed the main messages of the forthcoming Policy Research Report (PRR) on Global Migration and Labor Markets.
  • At the 6th IMF-World Bank-WTO Joint Trade Research Workshop, held on November 29, 2017, research was presented on trade and inclusive growth, global value chains, the impact of trade with China, and challenges facing the world trade system.
  • The “Evolution of Deep Trade Agreements Workshop,” held on February 1, 2017, presented information on and analysis of the disciplines typically included in modern trade agreements. 

2017 Newsletter (PDF) 

Spring

  • Operational support to the Cities Flagship Report, Economic Analysis of the Syrian Civil War and Madagascar Customs Reform.
  • New publications on transit migration, domestic value added in exports, tariff evasion and beggar-thy neighbor effects of exchange rates.
  • Media coverage of our work, including in the EconomistFinancial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Winter

  • In a policy research talk on October 19, 2017, Caglar Ozden discussed the main messages of the forthcoming Policy Research Report (PRR) on Global Migration and Labor Markets.
  • At the 6th IMF-World Bank-WTO Joint Trade Research Workshop, held on November 29, 2017, research was presented on trade and inclusive growth, global value chains, the impact of trade with China, and challenges facing the world trade system.
  • The “Evolution of Deep Trade Agreements Workshop,” held on February 1, 2017, presented information on and analysis of the disciplines typically included in modern trade agreements. 
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2016 Newsletter (PDF)

Fall-Winter
  • Policy Research Report Global Migration and Labor Markets: A 360-Degree View
  • Policy Research Talk: Trade, FDI, and Global Value Chains
  • Latest Research Findings: Expediting trade: impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program

Winter-Spring 

  • New publications by the DECTI team, including in the American Economic Review and the Journal of International Economics
  • Media coverage of our work, including in the Guardian and the Economist
  • Release of the Exporter Dynamics Database 2.0 which now covers 70 countries
  • Speeches by staff at major forums.

2015 Newsletter (PDF)

Summer-
Fall
  • Latest Research Findings: Trade effects of customs reform: evidence from Albania
  • 8th International Conference on Migration and Development
Winter-
Spring

 

  • Latest Research Findings: Evaluation in Aid for Trade
  • DECTI Economist and His Coauthors Win 2014 Research Academy Award

2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Winter-Spring 

  • Special Feature: Research Policy Talk: International Cooperation and Global Public Goods - Patterns of Global Migration and Opportunities for Policy Makers.
  • DECTI Economist Wins 2013 Albies Award for Best Writing in Global Political Economy
  • Latest Research Findings: Political Instability, FDI, and the Arab Spring