Doha scenarios, trade reforms, and poverty in the Philippines
Abstract"The paper examines the possible impact of Doha agreement on Philippine poverty. Using a detailed CGE analysis, the agreement is observed to depress world demand for Philippine agricultural exports, and thus slightly increase poverty, especially among rural households. However, an ambitious full trade liberalization scenario, which involves free world trade and domestic liberalization, leads to increased industrial exports that favor urban households. These impacts are driven primarily by domestic trade liberalization, as free world trade favors the agricultural sector by increasing the cost of competing agricultural imports." Authors' Abstract
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Date of creation: 2005
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Doha agreement ; Computable general equilibrium (CGE) ; Free trade ;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-03-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2006-03-25 (Development)
- NEP-INT-2006-03-25 (International Trade)
- NEP-SEA-2006-03-25 (South East Asia)
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