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Essays in international trade and development


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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation investigates the effects of trade liberalization on welfare, poverty and productivity. I especially focus on the effects of the Indian trade liberalization that took place in 1991 and investigate how this substantial trade reform affected poverty, welfare and productivity in India.

The first chapter of my dissertation empirically investigates the distributional effects of the Indian trade liberalization using household level survey data in a general equilibrium framework. I use a theoretical framework that traces two important channels through which trade reforms affect household welfare: the consumption channel and the labor income channel.

Building on the same research question, the second chapter of my dissertation empirically investigates the effect of trade liberalization on poverty reduction in India. This chapter is co-authored with Devashish Mitra and Rana Hasan. In this chapter, we investigate the role of domestic market regulations in the relationship between trade liberalization and poverty.

In the third chapter, we look at the impact of trade liberalization on productivity in Indian manufacturing industries. This chapter is co-authored with Devashish Mitra. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

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Subject
Economics;
Economic theory;
Essays;
International trade;
Trade liberalization;
Poverty;
Productivity;
Households;
Manufacturers;
Studies
Classification
0501: Economics
0511: Economic theory
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Economic development; International trade; Poverty; Productivity; Welfare
Title
Essays in international trade and development
Author
Ural, Beyza P.
Number of pages
169
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0659
Source
DAI-A 68/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549243458
University/institution
Syracuse University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3281742
ProQuest document ID
304767664
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304767664
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