External market conditions, competitiveness, diversification and LDCs' exports

Love, J. (1984) External market conditions, competitiveness, diversification and LDCs' exports. Journal of Development Economics, 16(3), pp. 279-291. (doi: 10.1016/0304-3878(84)90079-8)

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LDCs' trade policies in the post-war period have been influenced greatly by trade pessimism theory. Increasingly, however, the assumptions underlying the pessimists' analysis and the wisdom of their policy prescriptions have been challenged. This paper attempts to construct a model which may be used to investigate the determinants of export performance for individual developing countries and the determinants of relative performance across the sample of twenty-seven countries. The results obtained, both for individual countries and across the sample, tend to support the emphasis placed by the opponents of trade pessimism on the importance of supply-side factors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Love, Professor James
Authors: Love, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Journal Name:Journal of Development Economics

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