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EUs handelspreferenser som verktyg för fattigdomsminskning

Hedman, Linn LU and Leandersson, Clara LU (2016) NEKH01 20152
Department of Economics
Abstract
Poverty is one of the greatest issues of our time. The majority of countries in the world take part in the fight against this issue. Non-reciprocal trade preferences is commonly given to developing countries by developed countries to enhance the exports of developing countries, and in the long haul contribute to their economic development. The European Union (EU) has granted certain trade preferences to a group of Latin American countries in this purpose. The underlying aim of this thesis is to investigate whether or not trade preferences is a useful tool in the fight against poverty. We approach this issue by empirically assessing if trade preferences lead to increased export flows in the context of beneficiary countries to donor... (More)
Poverty is one of the greatest issues of our time. The majority of countries in the world take part in the fight against this issue. Non-reciprocal trade preferences is commonly given to developing countries by developed countries to enhance the exports of developing countries, and in the long haul contribute to their economic development. The European Union (EU) has granted certain trade preferences to a group of Latin American countries in this purpose. The underlying aim of this thesis is to investigate whether or not trade preferences is a useful tool in the fight against poverty. We approach this issue by empirically assessing if trade preferences lead to increased export flows in the context of beneficiary countries to donor countries. This will then serve as a basis for discussing whether trade preferences can help decrease poverty. The empirical assessment of trade flows is made by using the gravity model with panel data for Latin American countries’ exports to EU 15 countries during the years 1988 - 2012. The empirical assessment cannot find significant results of increased export flows from the beneficiary countries to the donor countries. The thesis is completed by a discussion whether trade preferences could be a useful tool in the attempt to reduce poverty. (Less)
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author
Hedman, Linn LU and Leandersson, Clara LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
EU trade preferences as a tool for the reduction of poverty
course
NEKH01 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
handelspreferenser, fattigdom, Europeiska Unionen, Latinamerika
language
Swedish
id
8521917
date added to LUP
2016-02-11 15:02:22
date last changed
2016-02-11 15:02:22
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  abstract     = {Poverty is one of the greatest issues of our time. The majority of countries in the world take part in the fight against this issue. Non-reciprocal trade preferences is commonly given to developing countries by developed countries to enhance the exports of developing countries, and in the long haul contribute to their economic development. The European Union (EU) has granted certain trade preferences to a group of Latin American countries in this purpose. The underlying aim of this thesis is to investigate whether or not trade preferences is a useful tool in the fight against poverty. We approach this issue by empirically assessing if trade preferences lead to increased export flows in the context of beneficiary countries to donor countries. This will then serve as a basis for discussing whether trade preferences can help decrease poverty. The empirical assessment of trade flows is made by using the gravity model with panel data for Latin American countries’ exports to EU 15 countries during the years 1988 - 2012. The empirical assessment cannot find significant results of increased export flows from the beneficiary countries to the donor countries. The thesis is completed by a discussion whether trade preferences could be a useful tool in the attempt to reduce poverty.},
  author       = {Hedman, Linn and Leandersson, Clara},
  keyword      = {handelspreferenser,fattigdom,Europeiska Unionen,Latinamerika},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EUs handelspreferenser som verktyg för fattigdomsminskning},
  year         = {2016},
}