Monthly Report No. 6/2016


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wiiw Monthly Report No. 6,
41 pages including 1 Table and 25 Figures

Current issues accessible exclusively for Members. Free access after an embargo period of six months.

  • Graph of the month: Evolution of non-tariff measures, 1996-2015 (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: Breaking out from the middle-income trap? Not at any price! (by Leon Podkaminer; pp. 2-3)
  • Why should we care about non-tariff measures? (by Julia Grübler; pp. 4-8)
  • Rising popularity of non-tariff measures (by Oliver Reiter; pp. 9-12)
  • Non-tariff measures and the quality of imported products (by Mahdi Ghodsi; pp. 13-17)
  • Recommended reading (p. 18)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp.19-41 )


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw FDI Database

Keywords: economic growth, middle-income trap, Poland, non-tariff measures, tariffs, TTIP, WTO, non-tariff barriers, international trade, product quality

Countries covered: Brazil, CEE, China, European Union, non specific, Poland, USA

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI