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Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness

Objective

The latter half of the 20th century saw a successful international effort to reduce tariffs. These achievements, however, were undone by the subsequent proliferation of non-tariff measures (NTMs) to limit international trade and investment. These measures take a variety of forms and include safety regulations, environmental standards, and corporate tax incentives, all of which influence both trade and investment. This proposal brings together a team of world-class researchers from academia, policy organizations, and the private sector to offer a comprehensive and unified approach to describing and measuring these NTMs and their impact on a variety of social outcomes. The first goal of the project is to extend the state of the art of NTM measurement by collecting existing NTM measures, identifying key NTMs not yet measured, and filling those gaps. A key aspect of this is recognition of the ways in which NTMs interact with one another. The second goal is to use these improved measures to estimate the effects of NTMs on a variety of social and economic outcomes, including their impact on income and inequality in the EU, their role in promoting sustainable growth in developing countries, the effects they have on technological growth, and the frictions they create in the global supply chain. This phase also includes an impact analysis of the likely effects of NTM liberalization. Thus, the project will produce both improved understanding of NTMs and their effects, allow for more meaningful policy recommendations, and provide an innovative data set ideal for continued work on international trade and investment policy. The proposed medium-scale focused research project “Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness” (PRONTO) promises new and better data, better methodologies, and better understanding of the impact of NTMs on international investment and trade. Emphasis is placed on policy relevance and data availability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/taxation
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 609 099,10
Administrative Contact
Joseph Francois (Prof.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 383 672
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 132 303,63
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Koen Berden (Dr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 678,40
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rogers Nigel (Mr.)
CENTRO STUDI LUCA D'AGLIANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 248,30
Address
Via Principe Amedeo 34
10123 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Barba Navaretti (Prof.)
ECOLE D'ECONOMIE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 226 135,71
Address
Boulevard Jourdan 48
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Philipon (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 143 720
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vivian Luttikhuizen (Ms.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 93 440
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Marinopoulou (Ms.)
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 300 017,60
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronika Janyrova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 647,91
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Mrs.)
THE CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 650
Address
33 2Nd Floor 33 Great Sutton Street
EC1V 0DX London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Holly Anderson (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 831,64
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Raven (Mr.)