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The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Manufacturing Sector Performance in Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature

Empirical studies that have examined the relationship between trade reforms and manufacturing performance have tended to use productivity growth, export growth and changes in price-cost margins as yardsticks of performance measures. We have examined the available literature for the purpose of drawing some conclusions and have obtained mixed results.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp02-07.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp02-07
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