Trade

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Hindering Trade or Protecting the Developing World? Assessing the Impact of the Biosafety Protocol for the Case of China

June 2006

Uncertainties about the effect of Biosafety Protocol (BSP) on global agricultural trade have caused concern among those with a stake in agrifood imports and exports.

Curbing Asian Corruption: An Impossible Dream?

April 2006

The rise of Asia is regarded in most of the world as primarily an economic phenomenon.

Chinese Agricultural Transition: Trade, Social and Environmental Impact

March 2006

The project studies the impact of China's current economic transition on its agricultural economy with special reference to the consequences of trade liberalization and of changing trade flows.

Small Traders and Small Farmers: The Small Engines Driving China's Giant Boom in Horticulture

March 2006

The supermarket revolution has arrived in China and is spreading as fast as or faster than anywhere in the world.

China's Rural Public Finance: The Village Perspective - Annex 8

January 2006

In this paper we set out to accomplish three objectives. First, we wanted to track and describe the way the fiscal reforms have been implemented in China's townships.

China's Rural Public Finance: The Village Perspective - Annex 7

October 2005

This report provides a preliminary examination of changes in village fiscal affairs between 2000 and 2004.

Markets, Specialization and China's Smallholder Agriculture

April 2004

As seen in the previous sections, China's reformers, more than anything, have followed a strategy based on providing incentives through property rights reforms, even though in China the shift to...

Internal Organizations and Democratization: Testing the Effect of GATT/WTO Membership

April 2003

Does the World Trade Organization promote democracy? A large part of the heated and pro-tracted debate over China?s application for WTO membership revolved around this question.

International Organizations and Democratization: Testing the Effect of GATT/WTO Membership

April 2003

Does the World Trade Organization promote democracy? A large part of the heated and pro-tracted debate over China's application for WTO membership revolved around this question.

Will China Take over World Manufacturing?

November 2002

(Excerpt) China is becoming the workplace of the world, so we are increasingly told.

Adjusted Estimates of the United States-China Trade Balances: 1995-2002

May 2002

In a series of papers (Fung & Lau, 1996, 1998, 2001), we have argued that neither the U.S. nor the Chinese bilateral trade balance data are accurate.

Foreign Direct Investment in New Electricity Generating Capacity in Developing Asia: Stakeholders, Risks, and the Search for a New Paradigm

January 2001

The rate of investment sufficient to provide developing Asia with a reasonably adequate supply of electricity is immense, ranging from a World Bank estimate of 2000 megawatts (MW) each month (which...

Yen, the Yuan, and the Asian Currency Crisis: Changing Fortune between Japan and China, The

December 1998

The currency crisis that started in Thailand in the summer of 1997 was followed by repercussions on the currencies of neighboring countries, culminating in a crisis infecting most countries in East...

Role of Government in Economic Development, The: Some Observations from the Experience of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

August 1998

This collection of papers stems from a recent World Bank project focused upon the contentious issue of whether government has played any positive role in the success of the so-called "high...

Syndrome of the Ever-Higher Yen, 1971-1995: American Mercantile Pressure on Japanese Monetary Policy, The

December 1996

The China-United States Bilateral Trade Balance: How Big Is It Really?

April 1996

There are huge discrepancies between the official Chinese and U.S. estimates of the bilateral trade balance.

The Chinese Village, Inc.

December 1988

This volume, composed of nine provocative chapters by prominent Chinese specialists, analyzes Chinese economic change — the break-up of collective farming, the growth of private commerce, and the...
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