Coping With Trade Reforms: A Developing Country Perspective On The Wto Industrial Tariff…

Hardcover | August 4, 2006

EditorS. Laird

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While the long-term gains from liberalization are generally accepted, liberalizing economies are, nevertheless, likely to face short to medium term adjustment costs. Yet most developing countries do not have well-developed social safety nets to address these problems. This book gauges the possible development implications of the current WTO trade negotiations by examining the various proposals and assessing their likely economic impact. Eight country studies examine the experiences of a number of countries at different levels of development and across various regions to ascertain the impact of their trade reforms and the factors contributing to the outcomes.

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While the long-term gains from liberalization are generally accepted, liberalizing economies are, nevertheless, likely to face short to medium term adjustment costs. Yet most developing countries do not have well-developed social safety nets to address these problems. This book gauges the possible development implications of the curren...

SAM LAIRD is Inter-regional Advisor at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland. He is also Special Professor of International Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK, Research Associate at Trinity College, Ireland and Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute, Switzerland. He worked pre...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 4, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230004725

ISBN - 13:9780230004726

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Overview--S.Laird & S.Fernández de Córdoba * PART 1: QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT AND LITERATURE REVIEW * Now What? S.Fernández de Córdoba & D.Vanzetti * Comment on Chapter 1--J.Francois * Adjustments Costs and Trade Liberalization--S.Fernández de Córdoba, S.Laird, J-C.Maur & J.M.Serena * PART 2: ADJUSTING TO TRADE REFORMS: COUNTRY STUDIES * Reflections on the Trade Reforms and Policy Implications--P.Messerlin * Economic and Social Impacts of Trade Liberalization--D.Tussie * Bangladesh Study--N.Rahman * Brazil Study--L.Valls Pereira * Bulgaria Study--V.Ognivtsev * India Study--V.Jha * Jamaica Study--M.Witter * Malwai Study--K.Mbkeani * Philippines Study--R.Clarete * Zambia Study--M.Ndulo & D.Mudenda