Trade liberalization by developing countries

Parikh KS, Fischer G, Frohberg K, & Gulbrandsen O (1988). Trade liberalization by developing countries. In: Towards Free Trade in Agriculture. pp. 169-192 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Elsevier. ISBN 978-94-017-3560-5 DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-3558-2_7.

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Abstract

The case for liberalization and removal of protection is in some senses stronger, and in others weaker, for the developing countries. The increased efficiency of allocation to which liberalization leads should be especially important for a poor country. The directly unproductive rent-seeking activities that are encouraged by dis tort ionary protective policies waste real resources, including entrepreneurial talents, which are particularly scarce in developing countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 08:24
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 08:24
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12937

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