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Reassessing the Productivity Gains from Trade Liberalization

Reassessing the Productivity Gains from Trade Liberalization »

Source: Reassessing the Productivity Gains from Trade Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2016/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): JaeBin Ahn , Era Dabla-Norris , Romain Duval , Bingjie Hu , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2016

ISBN: 9781475546774

Keywords: Trade, Productivity, Tariffs, Inputs, Liberalization, FDI, Reforms, Growth.

This paper reassesses the impact of trade liberalization on productivity. We build a new, unique database of effective tariff rates at the country-industry level for a broad range of countries over the past two dec...

Algeria

Algeria »

Source: Algeria : The Real Exchange Rate, Export Diversification, and Trade Protection

Volume/Issue: 1999/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451846829

Keywords: Protection, growth, exchange rate, real exchange rate, trade liberalization, oil prices, trade policies

Given the tendency of the oil sector to appreciate the equilibrium real exchange rate (RER) in Algeria, trade liberalization with its depreciating impact on the RER is important for diversification of exports. This...

Trade Openness and Growth

Trade Openness and Growth »

Source: Trade Openness and Growth : Pursuing Empirical Glasnost

Volume/Issue: 2007/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Billmeier , and Tommaso Nannicini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867206

Keywords: trade openness, growth, matching estimators, synthetic control, gdp per capita, real gdp, trade liberalization,

Studies of the impact of trade openness on growth are based either on cross-country analysis-which lacks transparency-or case studies-which lack statistical rigor. We apply transparent econometric methods drawn fro...

India in the 1980's and 1990's

India in the 1980's and 1990's »

Source: India in the 1980's and 1990's : A Triumph of Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2004/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Panagariya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451846355

Keywords: reforms, growth, liberalization, 1980s, 1990s, growth rate, growth rates, import liberalization, trade liberalization, gdp growth

Bradford DeLong and Dani Rodrik have argued that reforms in India cannot be credited with higher growth because the growth rate crossed the 5 percent mark in the 1980s, well before the launch of the July 1991 refor...

Growth and Reforms in Latin America

Growth and Reforms in Latin America »

Source: Growth and Reforms in Latin America : A Survey of Facts and Arguments

Volume/Issue: 2006/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864700

Keywords: Growth, Reforms, Volatility, per capita income, trade liberalization, growth diagnostics, terms of trade, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper presents a number of facts about growth in Latin America, and shows how critical correlates of growth have evolved over time. In comparison with other regions, Latin America has consistently exhibited hi...

The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean

The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean »

Source: The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2002/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Salehizadeh , Peter Berezin , and Elcior Santana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859973

Keywords: growth, diversification, risk-sharing, export earnings, service exports, aggregate consumption, export diversification, trade liberalization, General,

It is typically assumed that countries in the Caribbean suffer from a lack of output and export diversification. Contrary to this popular perception, we find no evidence that output variability is higher in Caribbe...

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries »

Source: Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries

Volume/Issue: 1997/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patricia Alonso-Gamo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451937336

Keywords: growth, Arab countries, capital markets, trade liberalization, world economy, capital inflows, capital flows

Globalization—the intensification of international trade and finance linkages underpinned by economic liberalization and technological change—presents both challenges and opportunities to Arab countri...

Trade, Growth, and Poverty

Trade, Growth, and Poverty »

Source: Trade, Growth, and Poverty : A Selective Survey

Volume/Issue: 2003/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Anne Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451844931

Keywords: growth, trade protection, openness, trade liberalization, tariff rates, trade openness, average tariff, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General,

This survey of the recent literature asks: how important is trade policy for poverty reduction? We consider the effects of openness on poverty in two components: the effect of openness on average income growth, and...

ASEAN Financial Integration1 2

ASEAN Financial Integration1 2 »

Source: ASEAN Financial Integration

Volume/Issue: 2015/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geert Almekinders , Alex Mourmouras , Jianping Zhou , Satoshi Fukuda , and Yong Sarah Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484386491

Keywords: Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Capital flows, Capital account liberalization, Economic integration, Financial integration, Indonesia

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at end-2015 has brought into sharp focus the issue of financial and economic integration in the region. This paper takes stock of ASEAN's financial integratio...

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality »

Source: Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality : Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Aliona Cebotari , and Andras Komaromi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585551

Keywords: Trade, Globalization, Growth, Liberalization, Inequality, Latin America, Caribbean, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Globalization: General, General

We revisit the relationship between international trade, economic growth and inequality with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper combines two approaches: First, we employ a cross-country panel fra...