Interim datasets and documentation

Intermediate datasets represent work in progress, and are meant to feed into the integrated PRONTO dissemination platform, which will be made available at the end of the project in early 2018. In the meantime, we provide some of the intermediate work products here. Comments are welcome. Please keep in mind that these papers and databases provide a snapshot view of what is in reality a set of moving targets. Data are often under review, updating, and revision. Updated versions of all datasets will be published in an integrated, through a more intreaction platform, with the end of the project in January 2018.

brief name status and brief description resource links relationship to WPs and deliverables
PRONTO NTM data platform STATUS is under development: Key datasets, as described below, will be disseminated in a final form with the NTM data platform. This will also include product concordances, NTM classification concordances, and key information on original/primary source data used to develop the data supplied on the platform. We will also make available STATA-based and R-based snippets for direct access to data from the platform for econometric applications. Data platform
beta with limited access
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1, WP2, and WP3; and is part of deliverable D1.4. It incorporates other deliverables as detailed below.
export processing zones STATUS is preliminary: This dataset provides information on use of export processing and special economic zones. The accompanying paper analyzes the impact on trade patterns. This is the interim release of the data. It has been reviewed internally. The final version will be integrated within the PRONTO data portal, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) documentation:
(ii) data
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1 and WP2; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4, D2.1.
domestic environmental taxes STATUS is preliminary: This is the interim release of the data. It has been reviewed internally. The final version will be integrated within the PRONTO data portal, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) documentation;
(ii) data
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4.
NTM-MAP STATUS is preliminary: This database contains processed indicators measuring the incidence of Non-Tariff Measures by using different methodologies, calculated from raw data from the UNCTAD multilateral database. This is the interim release of the data. It has been reviewed internally. The final version will be integrated within the PRONTO data portal, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) documentation:
(ii) data
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4.
services STATUS is preliminary:This database is an extension of the services STRI data from the World Bank. Based on a re-processing of the original underlying regulatory classificationd data, these data offer both intra-EU and extra-EU STRI estimates for most EU Member States. This is the interim release of the data. It has been reviewed internally. The final version will be integrated within the PRONTO data portal, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) documentation:
(ii) data
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4.
procurement (partial) STATUS is preliminary: These data provide a mapping from GTA-based notifications of public procurement and subsidies, centered on the years before and after the crisis, product groups and trading partners. These data are relatively aggregated. A more detailed mapping to affected HS categories, along with a database of pairwise trade in these products suitable for gravity analysis, is currently under internal review. It will be posted January 2018. (i) paper:
(ii) documentation:
(iii) data:
(iv) new data on product mappings (July 2017)

==> note that an expanded database, including individual products and trade flows, as well as procurement based NTM measures, will be included on the NTM data platform. These extended data are under development/review.
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1 and WP2; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4, D2.5, D2.6
NTM notifications STATUS is preliminary: These data are based on notifications of measures by WTO Members. There has been a large amount of processing, using text-based analysis, to map these NTM notifications to NTM categories and also to affeceted products. While this version has been reviewed internally, the final version will be integrated within the PRONTO data portal, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) paper:
(ii) data
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4. It is also an inpuit for futher data and anlysis under WP3 and D3.1 and D3.2.
NTMs and value chains STATUS is preliminary (and not fully documented yet): These data provide cumulative bilateral-trade restrictiveness indices (BRIs) using the AVEs of NTMs and tariffs taking into account backward linkages. In a three-stage approach, the cumulative impacts of trade policy measures along GVCs using the world input-output database (WIOD) are quantified. In the first stage, bilateral import demand elasticities consistent with WIOD classification have been estimated. In the second stage, bilateral ad-valorem equivalents (AVE) of nine types of NTMs notified to the WTO by the end of 2011 are quantified (see the notifications data under WP1). Then the cummualive indexes are calculated. This version is currently under internal review and revision, and so is subject to further updating and revision. (i) original paper
(ii) updated paper (April 2017 draft)
(iii) data (preliminary)
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1 and WP3; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4 and D3.1.
Services and productivity STATUS is preliminary (and not fully documented yet) Data are only available internally for the moment.: These data provide evidence linking NTMs in services to productivity in goods. They build on data from elsewhere in WP1 and WP3. The draft dataset on not available for external distribution. It remains under review. The analytical paper is available. (i) paper
(ii) data are not yet available for exeternal distribution.
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1 and WP3; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4 and D3.2.
NTM inclusive TRIs STATUS is preliminary not yet available externally.: These data will provide NTM inclusive overall trade restrictiveness indexes (TRIs) under alternative assumptions on market structure. The outputs remain under interal review, and will be posted in early 2018. (i) The paper is not yet available for external distribution.
(ii) data are not yet available for exeternal distribution.
This item is linked to: PRONTO workpackages WP1 and WP2; and PRONTO deliverables D1.4 and D2.4.

Working papers

Pronto working papers are available from the WTI working paper repository.

Our broad overview paper on NTM data has been updated. The most recent version is available here: "NTMs: Data concepts and sources," M. Rau and A. Vogt, this version July 2017.


Computational modeling and econometric code

Note that with the close of the project, we will post computational modeling code (GAMS and GEMPACK based) for numerical analysis of NTMs under alternative market structure assumptions. We also plan to post sample code and exercises for structural gravity based estimation NTMs at sector level. We will also make available STATA-based and R-based snippets for direct access to data from the platform for econometric application. (Hence the reason for sample economeric exercises.)
This is all related to Work Packages WP1, WP2 and WP4.
Planned posting of code is early 2018, along with database snippets, to accompany final release of data and papers under D1.4, D2.3, D2.4, D4.1, D4.2.

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