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– Prospects and Challenges for Trade-led Growth
Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis - Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 - Basingstoke, UK

These are turbulent times for the international trading community, the WTO in particular. Although Cancun failed,Can the WTO still reassert its development-credibility by ensuring that Doha truly becomes the Development Round?What should the negotiating strategy of the developing countries be?Will...

– Selected Issues
Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis - Journal of Economic Integration, 2004 - Seoul, Korea

When the Uruguay Round was being negotiated and it was coming to a close, a number of estimates were made about the impact of the agreement on poor countries. Many of the assessments indicated that there would be a net loss for them while others came up with a more positive scenario. Now that the...

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Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

With the help of a simple model of production and trade, we examine the differential impact of tariff escalation on skilled and unskilled wages in an economy. Our findings provide a lobbying-based explanation of the prevalence of tariff escalation in developed countries. It also predicts the...

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Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

We envisage a logical framework to explain why some trade negotiations are delayed because parties differ on who should ‘go first’. In our model, there are substantive welfare implications depending on which party sets tariff rates (or subsidies) first in a strategic optimization...

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– A Regional Study of Indian Agriculture
Nilabja Ghosh - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Trade liberalization, by aligning domestic prices with world prices, is envisaged to bring welfare gains to a country. In the case of Indian agriculture, owing to the vastness and diversity of the sector, the impact is likely to be profoundly unequal across regions especially when liberalization is...

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Lucian Cernat, Sam Laird, Luca Monge-Roffarello, Alessandro Turrini - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a computable general equilibrium simulation model and partial equilibrium simulations, based on the SMART model, the paper attempts to assess the aggregate worldwide distribution of gains and losses of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) initiative for both LDCs and third developing...

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– The Economic Results of Freeing Trade
Jon D. Haveman, Howard J. Shatz - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The Doha Ministerial Declaration emphasized that priority should be given to improving market access for products originating in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). In this paper, we analyze the importance of this proposition with respect to market access in the Triad economies. We first present...

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Betina Dimaranan, Thomas W. Hertel, Roman Keeney - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

An AGE model with detailed farm supply and substitution relationships is used to analyze impacts of OECD domestic support reform on developing economy welfare. Stylized simulations indicate reforms best suited for reducing trade distortions with least impact on farm incomes. Comprehensive reforms...

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Jörg Mayer - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Market access liberalization has influenced product-specific growth of world exports and contributed to the shift in the structure of world exports of manufactures towards electrical and electronic goods (including parts and components), goods that require high R&D expenditures, and labour-...

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Kym Anderson - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper offers an economic assessment of the opportunities and challenges provided by the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda, particularly through agricultural trade liberalization, for low-income countries seeking to trade their way out of poverty. After discussing links between poverty,...

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Bernard Hoekman - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses a number of the challenges confronting developing countries seeking to use the WTO Doha negotiations to promote their economic growth and performance. A precondition for success is to have clear objectives and to take a pro-active stance. But a key necessary condition for...

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Gautam Hazarika, Rafael Otero - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the effect of foreign trade induced product market competition, upon workplace gender discrimination in urban Mexico as measured by the gender earnings differential. More than four decades ago, Becker argued that labour market discrimination was economically inefficient in that...

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