Trade & Globalization
Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in AfricaPost, October 5, 2018
By Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna, Sami Bensassi
This post, already published on The Conversation, explains how official statistics do not reflect the reality of internal trade in Africa. Intra Africa trade seems low despite numerous regional trade agreements that have led to tariffs removal within the trading blocs. However, a large part of cross-border trade between African countries is informal.
France and Europe in GlobalizationVideo, April 12, 2018
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, three panel discussions, CEPII brought together experts, foreign and French, decision-makers and academics to discuss the major challenges that France and Europe are facing ten years after the crisis and the deep transformation of the international economic relationships.
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Left behind by protectionism: learning from the Bush administration's steel tariffsPost, January 31, 2018
By Sébastien Jean, Ariell Reshef
On January 22, President Trump announced his decision to apply tariffs on imported washing machines and photovoltaic cells and modules, and other protectionist measures could follow. To understand what the impacts of such measures could be, we review an earlier episode, the steel safeguards imposed by George W. Bush in 2002.
Japan-Europe, the unnoticed megadealPost, October 26, 2017
By Sébastien Jean
Trade between Japan and the EU is not a big deal in world trade, barely more than 1%. Their Economic Partnership Agreement can nevertheless be very influential because, jointly, they are a party in more than 40% of world trade, and much more in innovative sectors.
Latin America : Investing in infrastructure is key to achieve long term sustained growthPost, June 27, 2017
By Camilo Umana Dajud
The sharp drop in commodity prices has had a sizeable impact on Latin America's short term growth prospects. The decline in terms of trade has also revealed, once again, the low productivity of the region's economies. Investing in infrastructure could help Latin America simultaneously address these short and long term challenges.
The international elasticity puzzle is worse than you thinkPost, May 11, 2017
By Lionel Fontagné, Gianluca Orefice, Philippe Martin
With Brexit and the election of D. Trump, tariffs and exchange rates are back at the centre stage of policy debates. This column revisits the assumptions economists make when estimating how tariffs and exchange rates affect exporters’ performance.
Multi-destination exporters coping with stringent technical regulationsPost, February 20, 2017
By Lionel Fontagné, Gianluca Orefice
Regulation is a barrier to trade. A recent CEPII Working Paper uses French firm-level panel data to assess how technical barriers to trade impact firms’ exports.
Donald Trump fighting a losing battle against geographyPost, February 3, 2017
By Lionel Fontagné, Gianluca Santoni
The US President has a problem with the American geography – a problem called Mexico.
Carrier International: the beginning of the unraveling of globalization?Post, December 15, 2016
By Jean-Francois Boittin
Dec. 1st may well be remembered in the history books of the 22nd century as the beginning of the end of globalization. This is the day when the President-elect paraded his “victory” over the management of Carrier International, a unit of United Technologies that had announced the move of 2,000 some jobs to Mexico.