Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Trade Strategies for Development: Import Substitution Versus Export Promotion

12 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2009  

Magali Cowan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Melissa H. Birch

University of Kansas - Center for International Business Education and Research

Abstract

This technical note examines two alternative trade strategies for developing countries: import-substitution industrialization and export promotion. The rationale for each strategy is discussed; the policies adopted to implement the strategy are described; and the effects, both positive and negative, of the policies on the economic structure of developing countries are analyzed.

Keywords: developing countries, economic policy, industrial policy, international economics, political economy, public policy, international case, diversity case, international

Suggested Citation

Cowan, Magali and Birch, Melissa H., Trade Strategies for Development: Import Substitution Versus Export Promotion. Darden Case No. UVA-G-0393. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1419317

Magali Cowan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Melissa Birch

University of Kansas - Center for International Business Education and Research ( email )

1300 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
United States
785 864 7571 (Phone)

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,261
Rank
12,568
Abstract Views
4,449