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Effects of Multilateral and Preferential Trade Policy Reform in Africa: The Case of Uganda

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  • Kym Anderson

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe

    () (World Bank)

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This paper estimates the effects on production, trade and economic welfare of current trade policy regimes throughout the world on Uganda relative to other economies, as a benchmark against which to examine various multilateral and preferential trade policy scenarios that might emerge over the next decade as part of the WTOÂ’s Doha Round and from the expected move later this decade towards Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union. The results suggest modest gains or worse for Uganda, in part because it already has low tariffs and ready preferential access to richcountry markets. Several important caveats to this type of analysis are stressed though, before drawing out some trade and policy implications for Uganda.

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  • Kym Anderson & Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, 2007. "Effects of Multilateral and Preferential Trade Policy Reform in Africa: The Case of Uganda," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2007-05, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:cieswp:2007-05
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    1. Ole Boysen & Alan Matthews, 2017. "Will Economic Partnership Agreements Increase Poverty? The Case of Uganda," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(2), pages 353-382, May.
    2. Angus Charteris & Niven Winchester, 2008. "Dairy disaggregation and joint production in an economy-wide model," Working Papers 0810, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2008.
    3. Angus Charteris & Niven Winchester, 2010. "Dairy disaggregation and joint production in an economy-wide model *-super-‡," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 54(4), pages 491-507, October.

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    Keywords

    Trade policy reform; multilateral negotiations; preferential trade; computable general equilibrium; developing countries;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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