Trade and International Integration

January 19, 2021

The Trade and International Integration Research Program aims to improve understanding of the role of global economic integration in development and poverty reduction. We are also developing databases and analytic tools to analyze the impact of policy reforms.



Do Immigrants Push Natives towards Safer Jobs? Exposure to COVID-19 in the European Union
Laurent Bossavie, Daniel Garrote Sanchez, Mattia Makovec, Çağlar Özden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9500, December 2020

Long-run Returns to Impact Investing in Emerging Market and Developing Economies
Shawn Cole, Martin Melecky, Florian Mölders, Tristan Reed
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9366, August 2020

Who on Earth Can Work from Home?
Daniel Garrote Sanchez, Nicolas Gomez Parra, Çağlar Özden, Bob Rijkers, Mariana Viollaz, Hernan Winkler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9347, July 2020

More Working Papers


Software Adoption, Employment Composition, and the Skill Content of Occupations in Chilean Firms
Rita Almeida, Ana M. Fernandes, Mariana Viollaz
Journal of Development Studies 56 (1): 169-185, 2020 | Working Paper Version

Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana
Rachel Heath, Ghazala Mansuri, Bob Rijkers
J. Human Resources, Online November 13, 2019 | Working Paper Version

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    World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

    October 2019
    This report examines whether there is still a path to development through GVCs and trade. It concludes that technological change is at this stage more a boon than a curse. GVCs can continue to boost growth, create better jobs, and reduce poverty provided that developing countries implement deeper reforms to promote GVC participation, industrial countries pursue open, predictable policies, and all countries revive multilateral cooperation.
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    Global Trade Watch 2018: Trade Amid Tensions

    May 2019
    Global trade growth slowed in 2018 amid a weakening of economic growth in China and the Euro Area and rising trade protectionism. The volume of trade grew by 3.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in 2017, but has shown signs of reviving in the first quarter of 2019.
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    Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia

    February 2019
    South Asia’s economy has grown rapidly, and the region has made a significant reduction in poverty. However, jobs for the growing working population remain limited. Policy makers are contending with lingering concerns about jobless growth and poor job quality. This report argues that exports could bring higher wages and better jobs to South Asia.
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    Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets

    June 2018
    Global labor mobility is a potent tool to end poverty, with migrants tripling their wages or more. Better labor market policies to manage short-run economic tensions can ensure that destination countries and migrants share the benefits of global labor mobility for generations to come.




Daria Taglioni

Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Research Group
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