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Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade? (English)

Abstract

In the mid-1950s sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 3.1 percent of global exports. By 1990 this share had fallen to 1.2 percent. The authors of this report find that Africa's extensive loss of competitiveness played a key role in its decline in world trade...  See More +

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  • Ng, Francis; Yeats, Alexander; Ng, Francis*Yeats, Alexander;
  • 1996/08/31
  • Policy Research Working Paper;
  • WPS1636
  • 1
  • 1
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • 2010/07/01
  • Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade?
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