Titlebar

Export bibliographic data
Literature by the same author
plus on the publication server
plus at Google Scholar

 

The dark side of the generalized system of preferences

Title data

Herz, Bernhard ; Wagner, Marco:
The dark side of the generalized system of preferences.
In: Review of International Economics. Vol. 19 (2011) Issue 4 . - pp. 763-775.
ISSN 1467-9396
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2011.00980.x

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) was established to promote the exports of low-income countries to industrialized countries in order to support their economic growth and development. However, the design of these schemes is rather complex and the effects of GSP have been found to be controversial. In our empirical analysis, based on an extensive dataset covering most of world trade, we find that GSP tends to foster developing countries' exports in the short-run, but hampers them in the long-run. Also, GSP granting countries are able to promote their own exports initially, while in the long-run their exports decrease. Taken together, GSP does not seem to be a suitable instrument to promote sustainable economic growth and development of low-income countries.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics I > Chair Economics I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Herz
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics I
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 08:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 08:43
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/9531