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EEC and the Third World

EEC and the Third World Ifzal Ali Commercial Policy of the European Economic Community and The Association Agreement by G Sundaram; Allied Publishers, New Delhi,


Strategies for Equity Ifzal Ali B M Desai R Ramakrishna V S Vyas This paper attempts to focus on the prospects and problems of Indian agriculture by the turn of the century. Its emphasis is mainly on issues relating to distribution, and the increasing of the purchasing power of the poorest segments of the population.

Efficiency, Growth and Exchange Control Regimes

THE two-sector trade model, with growth explicitly built in, is used as the, basic analytical framework in this study. The impact of protectionist policies on static and dynamic efficiency is evaluated in the light of the experiences of eleven countries1 studied in the National Bureau of Economic Research Project on Korrign Trade Regimes and Economic Development. The main assumptions underlying the model are constant returns to scale, factor mobility across sectors, infinite foreign elasticities of demand for exports and supply of imports, no transportation costs, pun; competition, infinite clasticity of substitution between domestically produced and imported goods, and a savings function dependent on the distribution of income. Given these assumptions and the world terms of trade, the volume and composition of production and trade, the functional distribution of income, and the volume of savings, are determined.

EEC s Protectionist Policies and South Asian Exports

EEC's Protectionist Policies and South Asian Exports Ifzal Ali THE traditional partial equilibrium trade model provides a suitable framework of analysis for evaluating protectionist trade policies of the EEC and their implications for South Asia's exports. A brief discussion of the model will highlight the issues involved. To simplify we assume two countries: the domestic (South Asia) exporting to the foreign (EEC) country. Export supply and import demand factors would determine the volume of trade, Domestic demand, domestic supply and export policy are the factors that influence export supply while foreign demand, foreign supply and import policy determine import demand. These six broad factors describe the constraints that may prevent an increase in the volume of exports from the domestic to the foreign economy. It is important to note that the constraints that are binding will differ among commodity groups and will change over time.

Domestic Resource Costs-A Nole on Evaluation of India s Trade Policies

tribal structure is largely valid; exceptions to this proposition in the frontiers of India is attributable to totally different factors, not under discussion here. In other words, the demand for greater autonomy has till now been based on the experience of the datively weaker partners of a stratgry of capitalist development. From West Bengal it has now been voiced from the standpoint of the deprived sections of the capitalist growth process. But the question is: can the demand be couched in a way that is able to subsume the interests of the deprived sections even of such areas where capitalist exploitation is relatively less indefensible than the age-old feudal and tribal oppression?

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