Trade Liberalization And Consumption In Panama : An Empirical Analysis
- Kreitz, Cailyn
- [University Park, Pennsylvania] : Pennsylvania State University, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Tybout, James R., 1953- and Schreyer Honors College
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access.
- In this thesis, I aim to explore the relationship between trade liberalization and poverty in Panama. I do this by examining the relationship between tariff reductions on major agricultural goods produced in Panama and food consumption. I begin with an analysis of the specific factors model, and how it relates to the situation in Panama. I hypothesize that a decrease in the weighted average tariff rate on major agricultural goods, as took place in Panama over the time periods examined, will contribute to an increase in food consumption. I continue by employing a statistical analysis. I use data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS), conducted in Panama in 1997, 2003, and 2008, in order to conduct this analysis. I also use data on tariff rates from the World Trade Organization and on agricultural production from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division.
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- Dissertation Note:
- B.S. Pennsylvania State University 2016.
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- The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file ; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file.
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