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A Practical Guide to the Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures
by Anne-Célia Disdier and Marco Fugazza
ISBN 9789287048837
Publication year: 2021

Cdn: $65.50; US: $45.00
Paperback
Language: English
98 pages
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A Practical Guide to the Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures is the third volume of the series of Practical Guides to Trade Analysis co-published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization.

This volume provides the main tools for the analysis and empirical assessment of the trade effects of non-tariff measures. Written by experts with practical experience in the field, this publication outlines the major concepts of the economic analysis of non-tariff measures and contains practical guidance on how to apply them to concrete policy questions.

This publication has been developed to contribute to the enhancement of developing countries' capacity to analyze and implement trade policy. It is aimed at government experts engaged in trade negotiations, as well as students and researchers involved in trade-related study or research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Disclaimer
  • Introduction
    • Understanding non-tariff measures and their impact
    • Using this guide
  • CHAPTER 1: NON-TARIFF MEASURES: DEFINITIONS AND BASIC FACTS
    • Overview and learning objectives 13
    • Analytical tools 13
      • Definition of non-tariff measures 13
      • Non-tariff measures and the World Trade Organization: agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and on technical barriers to trade 14
      • Non-tariff measures: fact-finding 15
  • CHAPTER 2: DATA SOURCES AND INCIDENCE INDICATORS
    • Overview and learning objectives
    • Analytical tools
      • Data sources
      • Incidence indicators
      • Complementarity versus substitutability between tariffs and non-tariff measures
    • Applications
  • CHAPTER 3: MACRO-ANALYSIS OF THE TRADE EFFECTS OF NON-TARIFF MEASURES
    • Overview and learning objectives
    • Analytical tools
      • Issues and empirical methods
      • Empirical assessment of trade effects
        • Trade effects across sectors
        • Trade effects across exporting countries
        • Trade effects of non-tariff measures harmonization and mutual recognition
        • Trade effects of non-tariff measures and regionalism
      • Ad valorem equivalents of non-tariff measures
        • Computation of ad valorem equivalents using the direct method based on prices
        • Computation of ad valorem equivalents using the indirect method based on quantities
        • Ad valorem equivalents and policy
    • Applications
      • Trade effects of sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade
      • Trade effects of non-tariff measures harmonization within North-South regional trade agreements
      • Computation of ad valorem equivalents using the direct method based on prices
    • Exercises
      • Trade effects of non-tariff measures and fixed effects
      • Harmonization of non-tariff measures
      • Computation of ad valorem equivalents
  • CHAPTER 4: MICRO-ANALYSIS OF THE TRADE EFFECTS OF NON-TARIFF MEASURES
    • Overview and learning objectives
    • Analytical tools
      • Firm level analysis
      • Impact of non-tariff measures on firms' export decisions
      • Impact of non-tariff measures on export diversification
    • Application
      • Estimating trade effects of non-tariff measures at the firm level
    • Exercises
      • Trade at the firm level
      • Trade effects of non-tariff measures on firms' exports
  • CHAPTER 5: BEYOND TRADE EFFECTS
    • Overview and learning objectives
    • Analytical tools
      • Welfare impact: conceptual presentation
      • Welfare impact: an empirical assessment
  • References
A Practical Guide to the Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures
Cdn: $65.50; US: $45.00
World Trade Organization BookID: 128961 Added: 2021.11.7