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JOEBM 2013 Vol.1(3): 235-239 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2013.V1.51

The Linkage of Trade Reform and Poverty Reduction in East Asian Transition Economies

Hoang Hai Ha
Abstract— 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 poverty reduction.

Index Terms— 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: h.hoang@sssup.it, hoanghaiha84@gmail.com).

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Cite: 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. 235-239, 2013.

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