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WTO Agricultural Negotiations and Developing Countries: an overview

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  • Valeria Costantini

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The aim of this paper is to give a broad overview of the main issues faced by developing countries in a context of trade liberalization as part of the multilateral agricultural trade negotiations in the WTO Doha Round. The bargaining positions of developing countries in the Doha Round are described. A comparison of empirical results on possible outcomes of a Doha Round agreement follows with a focus on impacts in terms of poverty reduction. Results are then analyzed using the main theoretical findings on trade-poverty links and the specific role of preference erosion in order to shed some light on potential failures of a trade reform in the absence of complementary policy actions.

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  • Valeria Costantini, 2007. "WTO Agricultural Negotiations and Developing Countries: an overview," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0071, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rtr:wpaper:0071
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    Keywords

    Agriculture; Developing Countries; Multilateral Trade Negotiations;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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