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Author Borraz, Fernando ♦ Rossi, Máximo ♦ Ferrés, Daniel
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword regional trade agreements ♦ poverty ♦ inequality ♦ Empirical Studies of Trade ♦ Trade and Labor Market Interactions ♦ Distribution: General ♦ Agriculture in International Trade
Abstract Although trade integration has potential benefits for developing countries, it is disputed whether trade liberalization processes are, per se, sufficient for poverty reduction and inequality abatement. Abundant work has analyzed the link between tariff reduction, poverty levels and inequality in both developed and developing countries. Gains from trade are generally observed. Still, those benefits from integration are generally unevenly distributed.In our analysis we explore how gains from trade have been distributed in the two minor trade partners of MERCOSUR: Uruguay and Paraguay. We study the link between trade, poverty and inequality by analyzing the impact of trade liberalization through two main transmission channels: prices and income. Our papers show that in the case of Mercosur, the effect of trade on poverty (and income inequality) varies per country and per region. In particular, we conclude that trade integration policies cannot be regarded as a poverty-alleviating policy, per se.
Part of series Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 x14
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
Publisher Place Kiel und Hamburg
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