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dc.contributor.advisorBandaralage, Jay
dc.contributor.advisorNaranpanawa, Athula
dc.contributor.authorLiyanaarachchi, Tilak Susantha
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T04:46:01Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T04:46:01Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/493
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368152
dc.description.abstractEconomic theory suggests that removing trade barriers increases economic growth and reduces poverty in developing countries. Mixed empirical evidence has made the trade — poverty linkage a controversial topic as there is still no guarantee that trade liberalisation will benefit the poor. Since the effects of trade on the poor are indirect, the empirical analysis of this relationship has become a complex task. Trade reform is observed at the macro level while income distribution and poverty issues are observed and analysed at the micro level. A general equilibrium model based Input-Output or Social Accounting Matrix or a microeconomic model based on household survey data alone is therefore not able to fill this micro-macro gap. In order to examine the impact of trade liberalisation on poverty and income inequality within a developing country context, this study develops a macro-micro framework to fill this gap by linking computable general equilibrium (CGE) and microsimulation models in top-down mode for the Sri Lankan economy. While the CGE model analyses the effects of trade liberalisation, the microsimulation model analyses the impact on poverty at the household level.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsTrade liberalisation, Sri Lanka
dc.subject.keywordsPoverty reduction, Developing countries
dc.subject.keywordsTrade reform, Sri Lanka
dc.subject.keywordsSr Lankan economy
dc.titleTrade Liberalisation and Poverty in Sri Lanka: A Computable General Equilibrium Micro-Macro Analysis
dc.typeGriffith thesis
dc.date.embargoEnd2018
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1455254426741
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Business School
gro.griffith.authorLiyanaarachchi, Tilak S.


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