Equalizing exchange: trade liberalization and income convergence

Dan Ben-David*

*Corresponding author for this work

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How does movement toward freer trade affect income disparity among countries? This paper attempts to shed some light on the issue by examining episodes of major postwar trade hberalization within specified groups of countries. The findings suggest a strong link between the timing of trade reform and income convergence among countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-679
Number of pages27
JournalQuarterly Journal of Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes


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