Poverty and the WTO: Impacts of the Doha Development Agenda [NOOK Book]

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Poverty reduction is deemed to be a centerpiece of the Doha Development Agenda currently being negotiated under the auspices of the WTO. Yet there is considerable debate about the poverty impacts of such an agreement. Some are convinced it will increase poverty, while others are equally convinced that it will lead to poverty reduction. This book brings the best scientific methods to bear on this question, taking into account the specific ...
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Poverty and the WTO: Impacts of the Doha Development Agenda

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Overview

Poverty reduction is deemed to be a centerpiece of the Doha Development Agenda currently being negotiated under the auspices of the WTO. Yet there is considerable debate about the poverty impacts of such an agreement. Some are convinced it will increase poverty, while others are equally convinced that it will lead to poverty reduction. This book brings the best scientific methods to bear on this question, taking into account the specific characteristics embodied in the Doha Development Agenda.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821363157
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Series: Trade and Development Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1 Poverty impacts of a WTO agreement : synthesis and overview 3
2 Scenarios for global trade reform 31
3 Assessing the world market impacts of multilateral trade reforms 57
4 Multilateral trade liberalization and Mexican households : the effect of the Doha development agenda 107
5 The Doha trade round and Mozambique 129
6 The WTO Doha round, cotton sector dynamics, and poverty trends in Zambia 155
7 The Doha round, poverty, and regional inequality in Brazil 183
8 Growing together or growing apart? : a village-level study of the impact of the Doha round on rural China 219
9 Structural change and poverty reduction in Brazil : the impact of the Doha round 249
10 Impacts of the DDA on China : the role of labor markets and complementary education reforms 285
11 The social impact of a WTO agreement in Indonesia 319
12 The poverty impacts of the Doha round in Cameroon : the role of tax policy 343
13 Doha scenarios, trade reforms, and poverty in the Philippines : a CGE analysis 375
14 The effects of a prospective multilateral trade reform on poverty in developing countries 405
15 Implications of WTO agreements and unilateral trade policy reforms for poverty in Bangladesh : short- versus long-run impacts 429
16 The impact on Russia of WTO accession and the DDA : the importance of liberalization of barriers against FDI in services for growth and poverty reduction 467
17 Global impacts of the Doha scenarios on poverty 497
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