The overall patterns of Australian trade and its effect upon socio-economic indicators

Campbell, Shane. (2000). The overall patterns of Australian trade and its effect upon socio-economic indicators Master's Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Campbell, Shane.
Thesis Title The overall patterns of Australian trade and its effect upon socio-economic indicators
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 2000
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 83
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The purpose of this project is to examine in some detail the overall patterns of Australian trade and the impact upon socia - economic indicators. The paper will firstly examine the theoretical framework that monitors the benefits and costs of trade protection. The paper will also conduct reviews of a number of studies that have made financial estimates on the effects of the government trade policy on the economy.

It is already understood that the effects of free trade policies on the Australian economy have resulted in significant reductions in employment in industries such as textile, clothing and footwear. Predictions have been made by manufacturing unions and. other industry organisations that further reductions in employment are likely to occur as a result of policies associated with reductions in effective rates of tariff protection The paper will further provide an estimate of the specific industry sectors, where the gains associated with free trade policies are most likely to be found, and also where the negative effects of such policies are found.

It is also the intention of this paper to assess the validity of the theoretical framework that has guided the development of trade policies in most of the industrialised countries. In light of the research that will be undertaken in the project, an assessment will be undertaken as to whether the results of the statistical analysis are consistent with the theoretical framework discussed previously.


 
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