A Global Perspective on Effectiveness of Aid for Trade

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Maria Berrittella

University of Palermo - CIRPIET

Jian Zhang

World Bank; Brookings Institution

Date Written: July 1, 2012


Recent global initiatives on debt relief and development assistance call for increasing aid for trade to the poorest countries. The paper applies a multi-country computable general equilibrium model to measure the effectiveness of alternative aid for trade categories. The findings show that aid for trade policies expand trade and alleviate international income inequalities in the recipient countries, that will benefit mainly from aid for trade adjustment and technical assistance.

Keywords: Economic Theory & Research, Environmental Economics & Policies, Emerging Markets, Inequality, Labor Policies

Suggested Citation

Berrittella, Maria and Zhang, Jian, A Global Perspective on Effectiveness of Aid for Trade (July 1, 2012). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6126, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2104036

Maria Berrittella

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Jian Zhang

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