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When Does Trade Reduce Poverty? Revisiting the Evidence for East Asia

dc.contributor.authorJayant Menon
dc.contributor.authorAnna Cassandra Melendez
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-17T02:15:51Z
dc.date.available2020-08-17T02:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/12166
dc.description.abstractEast Asia’s openness to trade is often credited as one of the main drivers behind the region’s impressive gains in economic growth and poverty reduction. In this paper, we examine the literature to determine whether there is a sound theoretical and empirical basis for this presumed relationship between trade and poverty reduction. Like many other studies on this topic, we find that the linkages are not automatic; the impact of trade on poverty is highly context-specific, and many factors come into play. Complementary policies are necessary to maximise trade’s potential impact on poverty reduction. We also explore the role of Aid-for-Trade in addressing specific trade-related capacity constraints which prevent developing countries from maximising the benefits from trade.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute
dc.titleWhen Does Trade Reduce Poverty? Revisiting the Evidence for East Asia
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Strategy
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertEconomic development
dc.subject.expertGrowth And Poverty
dc.subject.expertEnergy
dc.subject.expertFree Trade
dc.subject.expertTrade
dc.subject.expertTrade Agreements
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Integration
dc.subject.expertIntraregional Trade
dc.subject.adbIncome Distribution
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbSocial Justice
dc.subject.adbExports
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbDistribution
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Bank
dc.subject.adbTrade policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial accounting
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalEconomic growth
dc.subject.naturalQuality of Life
dc.subject.naturalEuro
dc.subject.naturalInflation
dc.subject.naturalBusiness
dc.subject.naturalFinance
dc.subject.naturalFree trade
dc.title.seriesISEAS Economic Working Papers
dc.title.volumeNo. 2020 - 04
dc.contributor.imprintISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute
oar.themePoverty
oar.themeTrade
oar.adminregionEast Asia Region
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-011530
oar.authorMenon, Jayant
oar.authorMelendez, Anna Cassandra
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