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Erhan Artuc

Economist, Development Research Group


Erhan Artuc is an economist in the Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration Team. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2011, he was a faculty member at Koc University in Istanbul - Turkey, where taught International Trade, Microeconomics... See More +
  • Trade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries: Impacts, determinants and policy responses

    January 2010

    Integration into the global economy offers an enormous opportunity for reducing poverty, hunger, and economic injustice. Increasing competition on the domestic market, thus lowering prices and increasing choices for consumers and improving access to new knowledge, products and technologies, generates potential sources of aggregate efficiency gains. Globalization also generates costs. Trade liberalization will result in a re-allocation of factors of production within and between firms and sectors. The goal of this book is to summarize the state of knowledge in the economic literature on trade and development regarding the costs of adjustment to trade openness and how adjustment takes place in developing countries.  Read More »

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