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External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil
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External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil

Lance Taylor

Abstract

This book reviews the experience of fourteen countries with external liberalization and related policies. It is based on papers written by national authors following a common macroeconomic methodology. The country papers show clearly how trade and capital account liberalization along with changes in the real exchange rate affected demand, productivity, and employment at the country level. They also trace through shifts in the overall income distribution and the incidence of poverty. The authors of the papers bring insight into their “thick descriptions” à la Clifford Geertz's famous Balinese c ... More

Keywords: macroeconomics, trade, capital, exchange rate, demand, productivity, employment, country level, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lance Taylor, editor
New School University
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