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Estimating Trade Restrictiveness Indices
The objective of this paper is to provide indicators of trade restrictiveness that include both measures of tariff and nontariff barriers for 91 developing and industrial countries. For each country,Expand
Import Demand Elasticities and Trade Distortions
This paper provides a systematic estimation of import demand elasticities for a broad group of countries at a very disaggregated level of product detail. We use a semiflexible translog GDP functionExpand
Export promotion agencies: Do they work?
The number of national export promotion agencies (EPAs) has tripled over the last two decades. While more countries made them part of their export strategy, studies criticized their efficacy inExpand
Trade, Production and Protection 1976-2004
The database described herein provides researchers with a broad set of data covering trade, production and protection data for 28 manufacturing sectors corresponding to the 3-digit levelExpand
Export Promotion Agencies: What Works and What Doesn't
The number of national export promotion agencies (EPAs) has tripled over the past two decades. While more countries have made them part of their national export strategy, studies have criticizedExpand
Trade, Production, and Protection Database, 1976-2004
The database described in this article provides researchers with a broad set of data on trade, production, and protection for 28 manufacturing sectors at the three-digit level of the internationalExpand
Mode of Foreign Entry, Technology Transfer, and FDI Policy
Foreign direct investment (FDI) can take place either through the direct entry of foreign firms or the acquisition of existing domestic firms. The preferences of a foreign firm and the host countryExpand
Agoa and Apparel: Who Captures the Tariff Rent in the Presence of Preferential Market Access?
The United States grants preferential (tariff- and quota-free) market access to a list of products from eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).Expand
There Goes Gravity: eBay and the Death of Distance
We compare the effect of geographic distance on eBay and total international trade flows. We consider the same 61 countries and basket of goods for both types of transactions. We find the effect ofExpand
Import Demand Elasticities and Trade Distortions
To study the effects of tariffs on gross domestic product (GDP), one needs import demand elasticities at the tariff line level that are consistent with GDP maximization. These do not exist. TheExpand
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