How did Trade Policy Affect Inequality in the MENA Region? - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

How did Trade Policy Affect Inequality in the MENA Region?

Topic: D6. Welfare Economics F1. Trade


Status:
ongoing Project


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.

Research Fellows

Chahir Zaki

Assistant professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University


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