A First Look at the Impacts of Trade Liberalization on the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry

Posted: 3 Jul 1997

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Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Regional Integration

Paulo Guilherme Correa

World Bank

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Abstract

Tha aim of the paper is to assess the impacts of trade liberalization on the Brazilian manufacturing industry over the 1989-96 period. To this end, a series of indicators was built which shed new light on the technical efficiency and allocational effects of the liberalization. The results obtained suggest that the impacts were, in general, positive and consistent with both the predictions of the literature of international trade and the pattern of Brazil's industrialization. Yet, they also point to a number of challenges to be faced by State, particularly, with regard to the imperfections that affect international trade in manufacturing and that threaten the gains from trade.

JEL Classification: L81, N76

Suggested Citation

Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio and Correa, Paulo Guilherme, A First Look at the Impacts of Trade Liberalization on the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry (Undated). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=9548

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