Trade Liberalization, Poverty and Inequality Nexus: A Case Study of India

Trade Liberalization, Poverty and Inequality Nexus: A Case Study of India

Journal

  • Journal title: Asian Economic and Financial Review
  • ISSN: 2305-2147 (print) 2222-6737 (online)
  • Publisher: Aess
  • Country of publisher: pakistan
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/11

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Finance and Financial Services, Economics
  • Publisher's keywords: India, Trade liberalization, Income distribution, Poverty
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Rana Ejaz Ali Khan| Associate Professor/Head Department of Management Sciences. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Sahiwal, Pakistan. E-mails: ranaejazalikhan@yahoo.com, Nadia Bashir| Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Economics. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. E-mails: nadia_bashir@hotmail.com

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

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ABSTRACT

The paper attempted to see the relationship between trade liberalization and poverty andinequality in India. For trade liberalization, volume of trade as ratio of GDP, head countratio for poverty and Gini-coefficient has been used for income inequality. The grangercausality technique is applied to time series data for the years 1970-2009. The resultsindicate that trade has no significant effect on poverty and poverty has no effect ontrade. However, trade has increased inequality in the short-run and inequality affectedthe trade in the long-run negatively. It partially contradicts the prediction of the Stolper-Samuelson theorem.

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