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Editors Morrissey, L<’o>pez, and Sharma present students, academics,researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focusedon the relationships between economic performance and trade in developing countries throughout the world. The editors have organizedthe twenty-three contributions that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to major themes in trade and development,sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and East Asia. Oliver Morrissey is a faculty member of the University of Nottingham, UK. Ricardo A.L<’o>pez is a faculty member of Brandeis University, Massachusetts. Kishor Sharma is a faculty member of Charles Sturt University, Australia.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)’o>’o>
This Handbook comprehensively explores the complex relationships between trade and economic performance in developing countries. Insightful chapters cover issues such as trade, growth and poverty reduction; trade costs, facilitation and preferences; sub-Saharan Africa's reliance on trade in primary commodities, informal cross-border trade, agglomeration and firm exporting; imported technology, exchange rates and the impact of firm exporting; the increasing importance of China in world trade and links between FDI and trade. This Handbook provides an essential overview of trade issues facing developing countries.