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Dr. David G. Tarr is a former Lead Economist with the World Bank and currently academic and policy adviser to the International School of Economics in Tbilisi (ISET). A primary interest of Dr. Tarr is providing international trade policy advice to governments of developing countries: he has worked in 30 countries, primarily on World Bank missions, providing advice on a wide range of international trade policy issues. He has a special interest in trade policy of transition countries, having worked in 13 of the independent countries that were part of the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Tarr has authored more than 70 refereed journal articles, written or edited 14 books or monographs and over 100 additional professional papers. His solely authored articles include articles in leading economics journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics. Google Scholar shows that he has an H index of 50 as of January 2019.  


Dr. Tarr is recognized as a leading author in computable general equilibrium modeling of international trade policy. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, published in the Elsevier "Handbooks in Economics" series. Two volumes of  his collected works have been published by World Scientific Publishers. The first volume, entitled

Applied Trade Policy Modeling in 16 Countires: Insights and Impacts from World Bank CGE Based Projects focuses on his research in computable general equilibrium modeling and is . The second volume, which focuses on his research on trade policy, is entitled Trade Policy for Development and Transition. He authored the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2017 adopted by the Ministers of the ten country Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation.  His on-going projects  include: how much does the heterogeneous firms model impact the estimates of the welfare gains from trade liberalization; a heterogeneous firms model assessment of the impact of deep regional integration in Asia and the Pacific on The Philippines; an assessment of the regional integration initiatives of the Eurasian Economic Union on its five member countries; and trade and trade facilitation for development in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

His cv, with a summary of his policy experience and academic papers, is attached below.
His recent Working Papers are available at  http://ssrn.com/author=54135.
For additional Working Papers search for David Tarr at: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/home

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