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Trade Liberalisation and Export Performance in Selected Developing Countries

  • A. U. Santos-Paulino

This article examines the impact of trade liberalisation on export growth for a sample of 22 developing economies. The research applies dynamic panel data models based on fixed-effects and generalised methods of moments (GMM) estimators. In addition, heterogeneous panels for the complete sample, as well as for different regions of the world, are estimated using a time-series/cross-section technique. The main findings are that trade liberalisation is a significant determinant of export performance, but its effect varies across continents. Export duties have a small detrimental effect on export growth, while relative price changes and world income growth have the expected signs.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 140-164

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