Publication Date

January 2002

Publication Details

Jayanthakumaran, K, The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Manufacturing Sector Performance in Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature, Working Paper 02-07, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, 2002.


Empirical studies that have examined the relationship between trade reforms and manufacturing performance have tended to use productivity growth, export growth and changes in price-cost margins as yardsticks of performance measures. We have examined the available literature for the purpose of drawing some conclusions and have obtained mixed results.