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Can Trade Liberalization Stimulate Economic Growth in Africa?


  • Onafowora, Olugbenga A.
  • Owoye, Oluwole


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  • Onafowora, Olugbenga A. & Owoye, Oluwole, 1998. "Can Trade Liberalization Stimulate Economic Growth in Africa?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 497-506, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:26:y:1998:i:3:p:497-506

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