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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 60 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.


He is producing a two volume set of his own collected publications for World Scientific Publishers; the first volume, entitled Applied Trade Policy Modeling in 16 Countries: Insights and Impacts from World Bank CGE Based Projects, appeared in March 2014. In the fall of 2013 he wrote the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2017, adopted by the Ministers of the ten country Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation. Dr. Tarr has recently contributed an article to the Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (see article here). He also has on-going projects on trade and the environment in Russia, regional integration agreements in East and Southern Africa, deep integration in the Eurasian Economic Union and WTO accession in Belarus. 

A list of his papers and citations may be found at the following Google Scholar link:

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://econ.worldbank.org/docsearch