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Trade Liberalization and Investment in a Multilateral Framework

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  • Francois, Joseph
  • McDonald, Brad
  • Nordström, Håkan

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This paper explores trade policy and investment linkages in a multicountry framework. This is done under alternative steady-state closure rules linking trade to consumption, production, and investment, and emphasizing the general equilibrium nature of capital accumulation mechanisms. When policy shocks are capital friendly, induced investment may be greater than suggested by current savings rates. As a result, multiplier-type analysis can be very misleading. The importance and direction of this magnification hinges critically on the sensitivity of savings rates with respect to real returns. As illustration, we offer a numerical assessment of the Uruguay Round, highlighting such linkages.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1411.

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Date of creation: Jun 1996
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1411

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Keywords: Trade and Capital Accumulation; Trade and Investment;

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  1. Nakgyoon Choi, 2010. "General Equilibrium Analysis of DDA Trade Liberalization : Assessment of Alternative Scenarios," Trade Working Papers 23109, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  2. Park, Innwon & Park, Soonchan & Kim, Sangkyom, 2010. "A Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP): Is It Desirable?," MPRA Paper 26680, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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