In recent years, globalization has been the subject of considerable research and comment. A major phenomenon, it is open to a variety of interpretations. In particular, the debate over trade liberalization, growth and inequality has come under close scrutiny as demonstrations against globalization have gathered pace.
This volume provides a much needed comparative study of the link between globalization, growth and inequality. It assesses how globalization affects growth, inequality and poverty in developing and transition countries. Paying particular attention to eleven low and middle income countries, the authors argue that globalization can actually help reduce poverty and inequity when institutions and physical infrastructures are efficient. Divided into four parts, the book documents the lessons drawn from case studies on Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.
A fascinating book which sheds light on many globalization issues, Trade, Growth and Inequality in the Era of Globalization will be of interest to students and researchers of development economics, globalization and international trade.
Table of Contents
Part I Introduction
1. Trade, growth and inequality in the era of globalisation / Kishor Sharma and Oliver Morrissey
Part II African experience
2. Trade policy reforms and manufacturing performance in Ethiopia / Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Worku Gebeyehu
3. Trade, growth, poverty and equity in Kenya / Kunal Sen
4. Trade, policy, economic performance, poverty and equity in Uganda / Oliver Morrissey, Nichodemus Rudaheranwa and Lars Moller
5. Equity implications of reforms on living standards and child health in post apartheid South Africa / Ranjan Ray and Pushkar Mitra
Part III Experience of Centrally Planned Asian Countries
6. Global integration, growth and equity in Kazakhastan / Richard Pomfret
7. Reform, growth and equity in Kyrgyz Republic / Kishor Sharma
8. Trade, growth and equity in Mynmar / Peter Warr
9. Global integration, growth and equity in Tajikistan / Kishor Sharma
Part IV Latin American Experience
10. Trade liberalization, inequality and poverty in Brazil / Afonso Ferreira and Antonio Aguirre
11. Reform, growth and poverty in Bolivia / Lykke E. Andersen, Osvaldo Nina and Dirk Willem te Velde
12. Liberalization, growth and welfare: the ‘‘maquiliación’of the Mexico Economy / Andrew Mold and Carlos A Rozo