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Preferential trading agreements and economic reforms in developing countries

Baccini, Leonardo and Urpelainen, Johannes (2012) Preferential trading agreements and economic reforms in developing countries. IMO Occasional Papers (1/2012). Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb, Croatia.

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In this policy paper the authors Leonardo Baccini from Princeton University and Johannes Urpelainen from Columbia University, USA examine how leaders use preferential trading agreements (PTAa) with European Union and the United States to promote liberal economic policies. They argue that under democratization, new leaders would benefit the most from credible commitment and side payments to compensate vulnerable domestic constituencies for their losses. Their empirical analysis, which includes also Croatia, shows that under democratization, leader change greatly increases the probability that the government of a country begins treaty negotiations. The analysis also demonstrates that PTAs induce liberalization in different sectors of the economy.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 13:20
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:15

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