The relationship between trade reform and
poverty reduction is likely to provide the foundation of one of
the most critical debates of the Doha Round of international
trade negotiations as well as national debates. For transition
economies, trade and trade-policy reform are fundamental
features of economic transition to a market oriented-economy.
The reforms included significant changes not only in trade
policies but also in property rights, price regimes, and in the
institutions coordinating economic exchanges which create
impacts on poverty and food security in transition countries. A
clearer understanding of the often-obscured effects of trade
reform on food security is therefore essential if the drivers of
further reform are to result in changes to the benefit of
insecure and vulnerable groups in transition countries. The
aim of this paper is to investigate whether the choice of the
reform program—and in particular implementing a strategy
geared at trade openness -has had a material impact on
Transition economies, trade reforms, East
Asia, poverty reduction, food security.
Hoang Hai Ha is with Institute of Law, Politics and Development.
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Via Carducci, 40 Pisa, 56127, Italy
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Hoang Hai Ha, "
The Linkage of Trade Reform and Poverty Reduction in
East Asian Transition Economies," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 1, no. 3, pp.