Does Trade Openness Increase Vulnerability? A Survey of the Literature
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy); University of Sussex
January, 31 2012
This work focuses on the welfare costs of exposure to shocks and uncertainty linked to trade openness – a prominent issue in 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: vulnerability, trade openness, volatility, crisis transmission, developing countries
JEL Classification: F40, I32, C82, E17, D60
Date posted: February 2, 2012