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External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil

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  • Taylor, Lance
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This book reviews the experience of 14 countries with external liberalization and related policies, based on papers written by national authors following a common macroeconomic methodology. The country papers show clearly how trade and capital account liberalization along with changes in the real exchange rate affected demand, productivity, and employment at the country level. They also trace through shifts in the overall income distribution and the incidence of poverty. The authors of the papers bring a wealth of insight into their 'thick descriptions' a la Clifford Geertz's famous Balinese cockfight about how diverse economies responded to rather similar 'reform' packages and offer lessons about ongoing institutional change. They also suggest policy shifts that may help make economic performance better in the future than it has been in the past. Available in OSO: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/content/economicsfinance/9780195189322/toc.html

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  • Taylor, Lance (ed.), 2006. "External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195189322.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780195189322
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    1. Mathew Bradbury & Matías Vernengo, 2008. "The Limits to Dollarization in Ecuador: Lessons from Argentina," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Utah 2008_12, University of Utah, Department of Economics.

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