A First Look at the Impacts of Trade Liberalization on the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry
Posted: 3 Jul 1997
Date Written: Undated
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
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