Leila Baghdadi

Leila Baghdadi

WTO Chair Holder

Associate Professor, International Economics, Tunis Business School

e-mail: leila.baghdadi “at” tbs.rnu.tn

website: https://sites.google.com/site/leilabaghdadi/home


Research topics

[1] International trade

[2] Political Economy

[3] International Migration



[1] Baghdadi, L., Martínez-Zarzoso, I. and Kruse, H. (2016), Trade policy without trade facilitation: Lessons from tariff pass-through in Tunisia, in Trade Costs and Inclusive Growth, Geneva : World Trade Organization (WTO)


[2] Rijkers B., Arouri H., Baghdadi L. (2016), “Are Politically Connected Firms More Likely to Evade Taxes? Evidence from Tunisia”, The World Bank Economic Review

[3] Rijkers B., Baghdadi L.Rabballand G. (2015), Political connections and tariff evasion: Evidence from   Tunisia”, The World Bank Economic Review

[4] Baghdadi L., Martinez-Zarzoso I., Zitouna H. (2013), “Are RTA Agreements with Environmental Provisions Reducing Emissions?”, Journal of International Economics

[5] Baghdadi L., Bellakhal R., Diyae M-A. (2013), “Financial participation: does the risk transfer story hold in France? “, British Journal of Industrial Relations

[6] Baghdadi L., Cheptea A. (2010),  “Migrant associations, trade and FDI”, Annales d’Économie et de Statistiques

[7] Baghdadi L., Jansen M. (2010), “Effects of temporary immigration on prices of non traded goods and services”, Journal of Economic Integration


Policy notes

[1]Baghdadi L., Kruse H.W., Martinez-Zarzozo I., (2016), “La libéralisation commerciale est-elle toujours bénéfique?: Leçons apprises de la transmission de la réduction des tarifs sur les prix domestiques en Tunisie“, Note de Politique Economique n°27, NABES Lab

[2] Baghdadi L., (2015), “Les réfugiés libyens: une manne ou un fardeau pour les tunisiens“, Note de Politique Economique n°20, NABES Lab



Working papers

[1] Baghdadi, L., Ben Kheder, S., Arouri, H., (2016). “Impact of Non-Tariff Measures on SMEs in Tunisia”, ITC working papers series WP-03-2016.E

[2] Martinez-Zarzozo I., Baghdadi L., and Kruse H. W., (2016), Is Tunisia Trade Policy Pro-Poor“, 
ERF Working Paper

[3] Rijkers B., Baghdadi L., Rabballand G. (2015), “Political connections and tariff evasion: Evidence from Tunisia”, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7336

[4] Baghdadi L., Kurse H.E., Martinez-Zarzozo I. (2015), “An estimation of tariff pass-through in Tunisia”, ERF Working Paper, 2015

[5] Baghdadi L. (2015), “SMEs, Trade and Employment in Tunisia”, International Trade Centre Working Paper, Forthcoming

[6] Baghdadi L. (2006), “Mexico-US Immigration: Do spatial networks matter?”, Mimeo