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Title: The liberalization of ACP-EU sugar trade and the formation of economic partnership agreement implications for poverty reduction
Author: Facello, Elisabetta Gotor
ISNI:       0000 0001 3456 0506
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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The scope of this thesis is to model economic phenomena taking place at the micro-household level and at the macro-economic level in order to analyse the impact of the European Union (EU) sugar trade reform in vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) economies in the light of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) that have to be negotiated by 2008. The new system of preferences established by the Everything-but-Arms Initiative (EBA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s commitments are also considered in establishing w EPAs would be less harmful for vulnerable economies. In order to address these policy issues I developed a new methodology, on both the data and modelling fronts, that expands the scope of poverty assessment to respond to global questions specifically, in my work I combine expenditure-distribution statistics with information contained in the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database (Dimaranan and McDougall, 2006) to identify several household groups by per capita expenditure. The expenditure distribution statistics have been obtained from World Bank data (Africa Household Survey databank 2006). In addition to per capita expenditure differences, expenditure groups in this work differ from each other because of differences in consumption patterns and income shares from different sources.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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