Trade Liberalization Evaluation (TLE) Methodology

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 Last revised: 28 Feb 2015

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: December 1, 2004


TLE-Methology is a new analytical tool to analyzed the level of liberalization liberalization that any country show in its process of open its economy. TLE-Methdology can show the expansion or contraction of trade liberalization from four production sectors are agriculture, heavy industry, light industry and services. At the same time, TLE-Methodology can detect the level of trade liberalization they have from the past until the present.

Keywords: Free Trade, Trade Liberalization, regionalism

JEL Classification: F10, F15, F17

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, Trade Liberalization Evaluation (TLE) Methodology (December 1, 2004). Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 26, No. 8/9, pp. 1015-1030, December 2004. Available at SSRN:

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
+60126850293 (Phone)


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