Trade Liberalisation in Latin America: the Bolivian Case

Jenkins, Rhys (1997) Trade Liberalisation in Latin America: the Bolivian Case. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 16 (3). pp. 307-325.

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Bolivia adopted a drastic trade liberalisation in 1985 as part of its neo- liberal New Economic Policy. The paper discusses the theoretical arguments which underlie such a policy and the main neo-structuralist criticisms. It then looks at the effects of liberalisation on resource allocation, productivity growth and export performance. It concludes that the results have been disappointing which gives rise to some scepticism concerning the advantages of a wholesale policy of trade liberalisation in a low income country such as Bolivia.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 02:03
DOI: 10.1111/j.1470-9856.1997.tb00056.x

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