Hiau Looi Kee is a Senior Economist with the Trade Team of the World Bank Research Department. Her research focuses on trade, productivity and growth at the firm and aggregate level. Her current projects include studying the domestic value added in exports, shared-supplier spillovers of FDI, rules of origins and firm productivity in Bangladesh's garment sector and a large scale estimations of import demand elasticities, ad valorem equivalent of non-tariff measures and trade restrictiveness indexes. Her work has been published in many general interests economics journals and the top field journals. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis.
Trade as aid
09 Jun 2014
Preferential or duty/quota-free trade access to developing countries, as a form of foreign aid by developed countries, is considered to have both pros and cons. This column analyses data from Bangladesh’s apparel industry to show that it not only leads to gains for the access granting and access receiving countries, but also trade creation for the rest of the world.
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