Project

PRONTO (Productivity, Non-tariff measures and Openness)

The project is to offer a comprehensive and unified approach to describing and measuring non-tariff measures (NTMs) and their impact on a variety of social outcomes.

The first goal of the project is to extend the state of the art of NTM measurement by collecting existing NTM measures, identifying key NTMs not yet measured, and filling those gaps.

The second goal is to use these improved measures to estimate the effects of NTMs on a variety of social and economic outcomes, including their impact on income and inequality in the EU, their role in promoting sustainable growth in developing countries, the effects they have on technological growth, and the frictions they create in the global supply chain.