International trade as a source of economic growth: trade barriers and institutions
AbstractTrade barriers, erected by advanced countries to the agricultural exports from poor countries, are a greater barrier to economic growth and development than is commonly recognised. It is shown that agricultural policies in advanced countries are a major barrier to agricultural exports from poor countries, and particularly so for countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The major effect on growth is that these barriers inhibit institutional reform. An empirical analysis of economic growth shows that sub-Saharan economies can repeat potential gains from increased trade that are larger when such integration induces institutional reform. Policy makers in advanced countries should thus recognise that reform in advanced countries is about special interests; in poor countries it is about development.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.
Volume (Year): 6 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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agricultural exports; trade liberalisation; economic growth; institutional reform; trade barriers; agricultural policies; sub-Saharan Africa; developing countries; economic development.;
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