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Does trade opennes increase vulnerability? A survey of the literature

  • Pierluigi Montalbano


    (Department of Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods for Political Choices, Sapienza-University of Rome
    Department of Economics, University of Sussex)

This work focuses on the welfare costs of exposure to shocks and uncertainty linked to trade opennes - a prominent issue in the international debate. It contributes by presenting a comprehensive review of the literature on the "destabilizing effects" of trade openness, drawing together studies in different fields. It provides a conceptualization of vulnerability and three promising lines of reasoning for future research on the link between trade and vulnerability.

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