Meet the Author: 29 September 2021 – 12:30-13:30
Wednesday September, 29 12:30 — 13:30 (60m)
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Title: The Distributional Impacts of Trade: Empirical Innovations, Analytical Tools, and Policy Responses

Organizer: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Description: Trade is a well-established driver of growth and poverty reduction. Also changes in trade policy have distributional impacts that create winners and losers. It is vital to understand and clearly communicate how trade affects economic well-being across all segments of the population, and how policies can effectively ensure that the gains are distributed more widely. This study provides a deep understanding of the distributional effects of trade across regions, industries, and demographic groups within countries. It includes an overview; a review of innovations in empirical and theoretical work covering the impacts of trade at the subnational level; highlights from empirical case studies on Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Sri Lanka; and a policy agenda to improve distributional outcomes. A better understanding of how trade affects distributional outcomes can lead to more inclusive policies and support the ability of countries to maximize broad-based benefits

Author:

• Jakob Engel, Economist at the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank

• Deeksha Kokas, Consultant at the Poverty and Equity Practice, World Bank

• Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Economist and global lead at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank

• Maryla Maliszewska, Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank

Wednesday September, 29 12:30 — 13:30 (60m)
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