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dc.contributor.authorColombo, Giuliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T14:37:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T14:37:56Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39912-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we build a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE)-microsimulation model for the economy of Nicaragua following the Top-Down approach (see Bourguignon et al., 2003), that is, the reform is simulated first at the macro level with the CGE model, and then it is passed onto the microsimulation model through a vector of changes in some chosen variables, such as prices, wage rates, and unemployment levels. This approach appears to be particularly suited to the policy reform we are willing to simulate with the model: the Free Trade Agreement of Central America with the USA is mainly a macroeconomic reform, which on the other hand can have important effects on the distribution of income. With such a model we try to study the possible changes in the distribution of income deriving from the Free Trade Agreement with USA. Our analysis finds only small changes both in the main macroeconomic variables and in the distribution of income and poverty indices.en_US
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer |cGöttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Zürich 2008 |x6en_US
dc.subject.jelC68en_US
dc.subject.jelC15en_US
dc.subject.jelC35en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCGE modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of DR-CAFTA in Nicaragua A CGE-Microsimulation Model for Poverty and Inequality Analysisen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654048525-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec08:6-

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