Trade Liberalization and Fight Against Poverty

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  • Mohamed Ali Trabelsi High Business School of Tunis University of Manouba
  • Naoufel Liouane High Institute of Finance and Taxation University of Sousse

Abstract

The struggle against poverty and social inequality is one of the biggest challenges for developing countries. These countries should adapt themselves to a new economic world order characterized by trade liberalization and based on a desire to make globalization work for poorer people. Most empirical studies on the relationship between trade, inequality and poverty assume that trade contributes to increasing wage inequality in developing countries. In this paper, we studied the impact of trade liberalization on poverty on a sample of 106 developing countries during the period 1980-2010. The results indicate that trade is not the main factor affecting inequality and poverty persistence.

Keywords: Social inequality; trade liberalization; globalization; poverty

JEL Classifications: A13; F43; I32; O57

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Author Biographies

Mohamed Ali Trabelsi, High Business School of Tunis University of Manouba

Quantitative Methods

Naoufel Liouane, High Institute of Finance and Taxation University of Sousse

Economics

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Published

2013-03-10

How to Cite

Trabelsi, M. A., & Liouane, N. (2013). Trade Liberalization and Fight Against Poverty. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 3(2), 370–375. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/399

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