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Trade, Growth and Inequality in the Era of Globalization

ISBN 9780415494052
Published February 10, 2009 by Routledge
296 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 1. Introduction  1. Trade, Growth and Inequality in the Era of Globalisation  Part 2. African Experience  2. Trade Policy Reforms and Manufacturing Performance in Ethiopia  3. Trade, Growth, Poverty and Equity in Kenya  4. Trade, Policy, Economic Performance, Poverty and Equity iin Uganda  5. Equity Implications of Reforms on Living Standards and Child Health in Post Apartheid South Africa  Part 3. Experience Of Centrally Planned Asian Countries  6. Global Integration, Growth and Equity in Kazakhastan  7. Reform, Growth and Equity in Kyrgyz Republic  8. Trade, Growth and Equity in Mynmar  9. Global Integration, Growth And Equity in Tajikistan  Part 4. Latin American Experience  10. Trade Liberalization, Inequality and Poverty in Brazil  11. Reform, Growth and Poverty in Bolivia  12. Liberalization, Growth and Welfare

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Kishor Sharma is Associate Professor of Economics at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Oliver Morrissey is Professor in Development Economics and Director of Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) at the University of Nottingham, UK.