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Integrating poor countries into the world trading system [electronic resource] / International Monetary Fund.

Contributor(s): International Monetary Fund.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Economic issues (International Monetary Fund): 37.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, c2006Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9781451935578 (electronic bk.); 1451935579 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Developing countries -- Commerce | Free trade -- Developing countries | International trade | Internationale handel | Armoede | Ontwikkelingslanden | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & TariffsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Integrating poor countries into the world trading system.DDC classification: 382.1724 Other classification: 83.42 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Efforts to liberalize world trade are increasingly focusing on strengthening the links between low-income countries' trade policies and their development strategies. However, although greater trade openness promises faster growth for poor countries, it also presents risks to those with small and undiversified economies. This pamphlet explores research by fund staff into the nature and magnitude of these risks and proposes targeted policy solutions to ease adjustments and encourage developing countries to choose fuller participation in the world trading system--Publisher's description.
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"Recent research had devoted much attention to trade issues--in particular, the relationship between trade, economic growth, and poverty reduction, and the costs and benefits likely to accrue to low-income countries that liberalize their trade regimes. This Economic Issue summarizes IMF staff findings on these topics"--P. iv.

Includes bibliographical references.

Efforts to liberalize world trade are increasingly focusing on strengthening the links between low-income countries' trade policies and their development strategies. However, although greater trade openness promises faster growth for poor countries, it also presents risks to those with small and undiversified economies. This pamphlet explores research by fund staff into the nature and magnitude of these risks and proposes targeted policy solutions to ease adjustments and encourage developing countries to choose fuller participation in the world trading system--Publisher's description.

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