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Agricultural Development vs. Industrialization: Effects of Trade

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  • Cristina Echevarria

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The question addressed in this paper is how trade affects the composition of the national product, thus having an effect on the overall growth rate of the economy. The paper uses a dynamic general equilibrium model with three different consumption goods: agriculture, manufactures, and services (nontradable). The main finding is that if the country produces only primaries and services, the effects of trade on growth are mixed. Trade helps growth at low levels of income but at higher levels trade slows the country's growth. If the country produces manufactures and services, the effect of trade on growth is not substantial.

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  • Cristina Echevarria, 1995. "Agricultural Development vs. Industrialization: Effects of Trade," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 28(3), pages 631-647, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:28:y:1995:i:3:p:631-47
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    1. Douglas Gollin & Stephen L. Parente & Richard Rogerson, 2004. "Farm Work, Home Work, and International Productivity Differences," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 7(4), pages 827-850, October.
    2. E. Cristina Echevarria, 2008. "International trade and the sectoral composition of production," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 11(1), pages 192-206, January.
    3. Uy, Timothy & Yi, Kei-Mu & Zhang, Jing, 2013. "Structural change in an open economy," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(6), pages 667-682.
    4. de Cordoba, Gonzalo Fernandez & Kehoe, Timothy J., 2000. "Capital flows and real exchange rate fluctuations following Spain's entry into the European Community," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 49-78, June.
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    6. Gollin, Douglas & Parente, Stephen L. & Rogerson, Richard, 2007. "The food problem and the evolution of international income levels," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 1230-1255, May.
    7. Pina, Gilson M. G., 2013. "Mudança estrutural e a relação entre os setores em Cabo Verde
      [Structural change and the sectoral linkage in Cape Verde]
      ," MPRA Paper 46015, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Stijepic, Denis & Wagner, Helmut, 2008. "Impacts of Intermediate Trade on Structural Change," MPRA Paper 40841, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 23 Aug 2012.

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