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Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757074.083

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

This study asseses trade liberalization in programs supported by the IMF by reviewing multiyear arrangements in the 1990s and six detailed case studies. It also discusses the main economic factors affecting trade p...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Trade reform is an important aspect of the Fund’s purposes and objectives. Article I of its Articles of Agreement explicitly refers to the importance of trade for economic prosperity and growth....

II Analytical Framework and Elements of Trade Reform

II Analytical Framework and Elements of Trade Reform »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

A liberal trade regime is an important factor in encouraging economic growth and efficient resource allocation. The case for open trade policies and consequent resource allocation improvements and enhanced m...

III Review of Fund Arrangements and Assessment of Overall Results

III Review of Fund Arrangements and Assessment of Overall Results »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

To assess trade policy in Fund-supported programs, 9 a review was conducted of all multiyear arrangements initiated and terminated between January 1990 and June 1996....

IV Case Studies of Trade Policy in Fund-Supported Programs

IV Case Studies of Trade Policy in Fund-Supported Programs »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Based on six detailed case studies, this section expands the analysis of trade reform in Fund-supported programs to cover a longer time period, to include the design and negotiation stages of programs, and t...

V Conclusions

V Conclusions »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Liberal trade policies complemented by appropriate macroeconomic and other structural policies in Fund-supported adjustment programs have an important impact on allocative efficiency and thereby on economic...

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Trade Balance in Developing Countries

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Trade Balance in Developing Countries »

Source: The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Trade Balance in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2008/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi Wu , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868760

Keywords: trade balance, impact of trade, impact of trade liberalization, terms of trade,

Using two recently constructed measures of trade liberalization dates, this research studies the impact of trade liberalization on imports, exports, and overall trade balance for a large sample of developing countr...

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues »

Source: Sri Lanka : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1997/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1997

ISBN: 9781451823370

Keywords: monetary fund, monetary policy, trade liberalization, inflation, demand for money

This Selected Issues paper on Sri Lanka provides background information on economic developments and on selected policy issues facing Sri Lanka. The main economic developments in 1996 and the first quarter of 1997...

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues »

Source: Sri Lanka : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1997/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1997

ISBN: 9781451823370

Keywords: monetary fund, monetary policy, trade liberalization, inflation, demand for money

This Selected Issues paper on Sri Lanka provides background information on economic developments and on selected policy issues facing Sri Lanka. The main economic developments in 1996 and the first quarter of 1997...

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues

Sri Lanka: Selected Issues »

Source: Sri Lanka : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1997/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1997

ISBN: 9781451823370

Keywords: monetary fund, monetary policy, trade liberalization, inflation, demand for money

This Selected Issues paper on Sri Lanka provides background information on economic developments and on selected policy issues facing Sri Lanka. The main economic developments in 1996 and the first quarter of 1997...