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Sri Lanka's Trade Policy: Reverting to Dirigisme?

Athukorala, Premachandra


The paper surveys recent development in Sri Lankan trade policy, with an emphasis on emerging protectionist tendencies, using Sri Lanka's Trade Policy Review (2010) by the World Trade Organisation as a reference point. The Sri Lankan experience for over the three decades following the liberalisation reforms stated in 1977 has clearly demonstrated that an outward-oriented policy regime can yield a superior development outcome compared to a closed-economy regime, even under severe strains of a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/twec.12039


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