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Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment
While there exists sizeable literature documenting the importance of ethnic networks for international trade, little attention has been devoted to studying the effects of networks on foreign directExpand
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Assessing the Impact of Communication Costs on International Trade
Recent research suggests that trade costs influence the pattern of specialization and trade, but there is limited empirical research on the determinants of trade costs. The existing literatureExpand
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Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
The authors investigate the occupational placement of immigrants in the U.S. labor market using census data. They find striking differences among highly educated immigrants from different countries,Expand
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The Global Trade Slowdown: Cyclical or Structural?
This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether theExpand
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Trade in International Maritime Services: How Much Does Policy Matter?
Maritime transport costs significantly impede international trade. The authors examine why these costs are so high in some countries, and, quantify the importance of two explanations: restrictiveExpand
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Long-term subcutaneous interferon beta-1a therapy in patients with relapsing-remitting MS
Objective: To conduct systematic long-term follow-up (LTFU) of patients in the Prevention of Relapses and Disability by Interferon beta-1a Subcutaneously in Multiple Sclerosis (PRISMS) study toExpand
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Belt and Road economics: opportunities and risks of transport corridors
China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013 to improve connectivity and cooperation on a transcontinental scale. This study, by a team of World Bank Group economists led by Michele Ruta,Expand
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Does Vertical Specialization Increase Productivity?
This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. The results based on a panelExpand
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The Global Trade Slowdown
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Does the Global Trade Slowdown Matter?
Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of globalExpand
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