Export Response to Trade Liberalisation in the Presence of High Trade Costs: Evidence for a Landlocked African Economy

University of Nottingham CREDIT Working Paper No. 03/04

41 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2003

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Chris Milner

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Evious K. Zgovu

University of Nottingham

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

The paper investigates the relative importance of trade policy and 'natural' sources of export taxation in Malawi, a landlocked African economy. These sources of export taxation are in turn used to explore how export supply would respond to trade liberalisation as opposed to measures which lower other international trade costs. The findings indicate that trade policy barriers are now only a limited source of 'true' export taxation and that trade policy reform needs to be complemented with reforms to reduce international trade, including transport, costs.

Suggested Citation

Milner, Chris and Zgovu, Evious K., Export Response to Trade Liberalisation in the Presence of High Trade Costs: Evidence for a Landlocked African Economy (March 2003). University of Nottingham CREDIT Working Paper No. 03/04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=412246 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.412246

Chris Milner (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham - School of Economics ( email )

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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Evious K. Zgovu

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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