Trade Liberalization and Economic Reform in Developing Countries: Structural change or de-industrialization? S.M. Shafaeddin

The paper analyses economic performance of a sample of developing countries that have undertaken trade liberalization and structural reforms since the early 1980s. The aim is to test to what extent the objective of expansion of exports and diversification in favour of manufacturing sector were met and to what extent they actually faced a process of de-industrialization.

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