Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163128
Authors: 
Brambilla, Irene
Porto, Guido G.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 629
Abstract: 
This paper investigates if trade can help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of poverty eradication using microeconomic and macroeconomic mechanisms and the effects of trade and trade policy on consumer prices, producer prices, and wages. As these mechanisms affect the real income of households, they determine the likelihood that a household may be lifted out of or pushed into poverty. The impacts of trade on growth and longer-term consequences of trade liberalization were also analyzed using data from African countries. While there is sound evidence that trade can be pro-poor, there is significant heterogeneity in the poverty impacts of trade, both across households and countries. This highlights the importance of complementary policies such as infrastructure, trade facilitation, and social protection.
Subjects: 
trade
trade liberalization
trade policy
poverty
poverty eradication
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
JEL: 
F14
F16
O24
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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