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Developing Countries and World Trade: Performance and Prospects

Edited By: Yilmaz Akyuz

162 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Sep 2003 | #146795 | ISBN: 1842774115
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Examination of the evolution of world trade over the past twenty years-by both categories of products and the varying participation patterns of different developing countries, including paying special attention to China which has just joined the WTO.


1. Export Dynamism and Industrialization in Developing Countries Introduction Dynamic Products in World Trade Factors Contributing to Trade Expansion in Different Products Export Dynamism and the Potential for Productivity Growth Variations among Developing Countries Exports, Industrialization and Growth Conclusions 2. Competition and the Fallacy of Composition The Issues at Stake The Terms of Trade of Developing Country Exports: A Review of the Evidence Competition in World Markets for Labour-intensive Manufactures Skill Profile of World Trade and Shifts in Competitiveness Tariff Barriers to Exports of Labour-intensive Manufactures Policy Responses 3. China's Accession to WTO: Managing Integration and Industrialization Introduction Accession: Changes in China's Import Regime Industrial Structure, Trade and Employment Trade Prospects Conclusions: Managing Integration

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Dr Yilmaz Akyuz is chief economist with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), responsible for preparing UNCTAD's annual Trade and Development Report. He was previously professor of economics at the University of East Anglia and at Webster University in Geneva. He is the author of Reforming the Global Financial Architecture (Zed Books, 2002)

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