Trade Policy as an Input to Development

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Anne O. Krueger

International Monetary Fund (IMF); Stanford University - Graduate School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: April 1980

Abstract

My topic is the question: what difference does the set of commercial policies chosen by a developing country make to its rate of economic growth? Three points are salient. First, in its present state, trade theory provides little guidance as to the role of trade policy and trade strategy in promoting growth. Second, the empirical evidence overwhelmingly indicates that there are important links between them. Third, a number of hypotheses as to the reasons for these links have been put forward, but there is not as yet sufficient evidence to enable us to estimate their relative importance.

Suggested Citation

Krueger, Anne O., Trade Policy as an Input to Development (April 1980). NBER Working Paper No. w0466. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=228069

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