This project analyzes the impact of trade liberalization on household income, employment and consumption in MENA countries focusing on three countries: Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. The project will estimate the pass-through of tariffs to local prices taking into account the rising food prices of the second half of the 2000s. Based on this pass-through on local prices, it will assess the impact of trade reform on household incomes, at each point of the income distribution, going in depth into a country’s factor endowments, consumption pattern of rich and poor households, the extent of tariff reduction and other non tariff barriers, as well as acknowledging the impact of simultaneous policy changes.
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