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Dr. David G. Tarr is a consultant and former Lead Economist with the World Bank. Dr. Tarr has worked in 30 countries providing trade policy advice on a wide range of trade policy issues. He has authored more than 70 refereed journal articles, written or edited 14 books or monographs and over 100 other professional papers. His solely authored articles include articles in leading journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of International Economics. Google Scholar shows that he has an H index of 45 as of April 2018.


He has produced a two volume set of his own collected works. The first volume is entitled: Applied Trade Policy Modeling in 16 Countires: Insights and Impacts from World Bank CGE BasedProject. The second volume is entitled Trade Policy for Development and Transition. In the fall of 2013 he wrote the TradePolicy Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2017, adopted by the Ministers of the ten country Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation. Dr. Tarr has contributed "Putting Services and Foreign Direct Investment with Endogenous Productivity Effects in Computable General Equilibrium Models" to the the Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling. His on-going projects  include: how much does the heterogeneous firms model impact the estimates of the welfare gains from trade liberalization; 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 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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Dec 6, 2017, 7:01 AM