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Measuring the benefits of unilateral trade liberalization; part 2: dynamic models

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  • Carlos E. J. M. Zarazaga

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This is the second of two articles examining the potential welfare gains or losses from a unilateral move toward free trade. Part 1 concluded that applied static models of international trade fail to produce eye-popping positive welfare effects. In Part 2, Carlos Zarazaga reviews available applied dynamic general equilibrium models. He finds that the promises of larger welfare gains from unilateral trade liberalization do materialize in some dynamic models. However, other models cannot completely dismiss some common objections to the adoption of unilateral free trade policies. Zarazaga also identifies the controversial theoretical and empirical issues behind those objections that will have to be resolved before unilateral trade liberalization is accepted as the definitive, welfare-improving alternative to costly and prolonged multilateral trade agreements.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in its journal Economic and Financial Policy Review.

Volume (Year): (2000)
Issue (Month): Q1 ()
Pages: 29-39

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedder:y:2000:i:q1:p:29-39

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  1. Arce, Rafael de & Mahia, Ramón, 2003. "Un Modèle d’Equilibre pour la Determination des Effets Nationaux de la Creation d’une Zone de Libre Echange Agricole Euro-Mediterraneenne
    [An equilibrium model for Free Trade Area creation eco
    ," MPRA Paper 10455, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Acharya, Sanjaya, 2011. "Making unilateral trade liberalisation beneficial to the poor," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 60-71, June.
  3. Arce, Rafael de & Mahia, Ramón, 2004. "Estimación Analítica de los efectos de la creación de un área de libre comercio agrícola entre la UE y Marruecos
    [Analytical estimation of EU - Morocco potential free agricultural trade area]
    ," MPRA Paper 10457, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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