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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 lists his papers and citations and shows that he has an H index of 45 as of December 2016.


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. He also has on-going projects on: how much does the heterogeneous firms model impact the estimates of the welfare gains from trade liberalization; assessing Brexit options for the UK Government; poverty and shared prosperity implications of regional integration agreements in Eastern and Southern Africa; deep integration in the Eurasian Economic Union; and WTO accession in Belarus. 

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 

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Dec 6, 2016, 3:23 PM