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Would Multilateral Trade Reform Benefit Sub-Saharan Africans?

Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique


This paper examines whether the Sub-Saharan African economies could gain from multilateral trade reform in the presence of trade preferences. The World Bank’s LINKAGE model of the global economy is employed to examine the impact first of current trade barriers and agricultural subsidies, and then of possible outcomes from the WTO’s Doha round. The results suggest moving to free global merchandise trade would boost real incomes in Sub-Saharan Africa proportionately more than in other...[Show more]

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Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of African Economies
DOI: 10.1093/jae/ejk013


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