Publication Date

January 2004

Publication Details

Jayanthakumaran, K and Neri, F, Trade Reforms and Changes in Australian Manufactured Exports, Working Paper 04-09, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, 2004.


This paper briefly describes the major reforms to Australian trade policy over the last 30 years and then explores whether these reforms have increased manufactured exports across 141 manufacturing branches over the period 1989/90 to 2000/01. We find that the declining level of protection over this period is associated with increased exports.