Hasan, Arsalan (2010): Costs and benefits of trade liberalization.
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Conventional economic theory advocates trade liberalization, and ultimately free trade because its benefits are said to outweigh its costs. This paper states the arguments for and against the liberalization of trade and then analyzes the case of Pakistan's trade liberalization. Some recommendations are also put forward for trade liberalization to be successful in developing economies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Costs and benefits of trade liberalization|
|Keywords:||trade liberalization; free trade; costs and benfits; pakistan trade|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F0 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade
|Depositing User:||Arsalan Hasan|
|Date Deposited:||08. Oct 2010 11:10|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:34|
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