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Rethinking Trade Preferences: How Africa Can Diversify Its Exports.

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This paper argues that the contribution of trade preferences to economic development needs to be reappraised in light of the growth of globalised trade in manufactures. Trade preferences may be able to act as a catalyst for manufacturing exports, leading to rapid growth in exports and employment. To do so, preferences need to be designed to be consistent with international trade in fragmented 'tasks' (as opposed to complete products) and need to be open to countries with sufficient levels of ...

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10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01042.x

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Paul Collier More by this author
Anthony J Venables More by this author
Journal:
World Economy
Volume:
30
Issue:
8
Publication date:
2007
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uuid:a58193b6-18da-4647-a9ff-637a06a88b5a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11529
Language:
English

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