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Trade liberalisation and trade performance in the Dominican Republic

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  • Amelia U Santos-Paulino

    (World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER))

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During the 1990s the Dominican Republic managed its transition to a more open trade regime by eliminating non-tariff barriers, simplifying the tariff structure and reducting the rates of duties. Using this information the study examines trade liberalisation's impact on the Dominican Republic's trade dynamics. It finds that import and export growth increased as a result of liberalisation, even though exports' response is somewhat higher. Moreover, the paper estimates a one percentage point improvement in the trade balance to GDP ratio following liberalisation. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Amelia U Santos-Paulino, 2006. "Trade liberalisation and trade performance in the Dominican Republic," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(7), pages 925-944.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:18:y:2006:i:7:p:925-944
    DOI: 10.1002/jid.1287
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    1. Susan Pozo & José R. Sánchez-Fung & Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, 2010. "Economic Development Strategies in the Dominican Republic," WIDER Working Paper Series 115, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Amelia U. Santos‐Paulino, 2010. "The Dominican Republic Trade Policy Review 2008," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(11), pages 1414-1429, November.
    3. Mejía Méndez, Cinthya & Jáquez Polanco, Jaqueli & Cruz-Rodríguez, Alexis, 2017. "Determinantes del déficit comercial de la República Dominicana
      [Determinants of the trade deficit of the Dominican Republic]
      ," MPRA Paper 81218, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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