Lessons from the unfinished agenda of a small developing economy under trade and structural reforms

Mahadevan, Renuka and Asafu-Adjaye, John (2011) Lessons from the unfinished agenda of a small developing economy under trade and structural reforms. Journal of International Development, 26 5: 624-642. doi:10.1002/jid.1822


Author Mahadevan, Renuka
Asafu-Adjaye, John
Title Lessons from the unfinished agenda of a small developing economy under trade and structural reforms
Journal name Journal of International Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-1748
1099-1328
Publication date 2011-08-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jid.1822
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 26
Issue 5
Start page 624
End page 642
Total pages 19
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the issue of trade reforms confronting many African Caribbean and Pacific countries such as Fiji, which are set to lose their European Union sugar price subsidy at the end of 2007. It was found that attempts to offset the adverse impacts of the subsidy removal by targeting to improve the performance of any particular sector are counterproductive. Although the optimal policy for Fiji is a broad-based diversification of exports, it is further argued that small developing economies need to address supply-side constraints so that structural reforms can effectively sustain the economy's competitiveness in an increasingly globalised world economy.
Keyword Agriculttural trade form
EU sugar policy
Computable general equilibrium modelling
Fiji
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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