Exporting Out of Poverty : Provincial Poverty in Vietnam and U . S . Market Access

  title={Exporting Out of Poverty : Provincial Poverty in Vietnam and U . S . Market Access},
  author={Brian McCaig},
  • Brian McCaig
  • Published 2007
Can a small, poor country reduce poverty by gaining increased market access to a large, rich country? The 2001 U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement provides an excellent opportunity to examine this question as, unlike other bilateral trade agreements, the U.S. tariff cuts were not influenced by Vietnamese industries. Between 2002 and 2004, provinces that were more exposed to the U.S. tariff cuts experienced faster decreases in poverty. An increase of one standard deviation in provincial… CONTINUE READING
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