Can Trade Help Poor People? The Role of Trade, Trade Policy and Market Access in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author DUYGAN, Burcu
dc.contributor.author BUMP, Jesse B
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-19T08:44:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-19T08:44:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Development Policy Review, 2007, 25, 3, 293-310 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6895
dc.description.abstract Many development economists prescribe trade as a poverty-reducing formula. But how is this elixir supposed to work? This article contributes to the lively debate on this topic with household evidence from Tanzania — a poor country even within sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region. About 81% of the poor work in agriculture, which accounts for 88% of the export bundle. The article describes existing poverty and then evaluates the poverty-reduction potential of trade, trade policy and market access. The article extends the analysis by simulating tariff changes and four switching scenarios that swap some poor households into trade-related sectors, such as cash cropping or tourism, to project national poverty reductions of up to 5.6% and household income increases of up to 21.5%. en
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dc.title Can Trade Help Poor People? The Role of Trade, Trade Policy and Market Access in Tanzania en
dc.type Article en
dc.neeo.contributor DUYGAN|Burcu|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor BUMP|Jesse B|aut|
dc.identifier.volume 25
dc.identifier.startpage 293
dc.identifier.endpage 310


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