Trade Liberalization and Developing Countries Under the Doha Round

52 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2003

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Joseph F. Francois

University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (WIIW); University of Adelaide - School of Economics

Hans van Meijl

Wageningen UR - Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)

Frank van Tongeren

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: August 2003

Abstract

We explore the impact of multilateral liberalization, with emphasis on distributional effects across countries. We first develop a realistic 'baseline' that takes into account events such as the entry of China into the WTO and the enlargement of the EU, allowing us to focus on those effects that are specifically attributable to further trade liberalization in the Doha Round. We then employ a global applied general equilibrium model, featuring capital accumulation and imperfect competition. Our Doha scenarios include agriculture, manufactures, and services liberalization, and trade facilitation. With agglomeration, OECD agricultural liberalization is not uniformly positive for developing countries.

Keywords: WTO, Doha Round, trade liberalization, services trade, trade facilitation, CGE modeling

JEL Classification: F12, F13, F40

Suggested Citation

Francois, Joseph F and van Meijl, Hans and van Tongeren, Frank, Trade Liberalization and Developing Countries Under the Doha Round (August 2003). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4032. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=458960

Joseph F Francois (Contact Author)

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Hans Van Meijl

Wageningen UR - Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) ( email )

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Frank Van Tongeren

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

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France

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