This paper reports the results of a research project on the empirics of Trade Liberalization and Poverty. It exploits detailed household survey data from more than one period in time to look at the impact of agricultural and other liberalization in three developing countries: Vietnam, China (Sichuan), and Zambia. The research is based on a conceptual framework linking trade liberalization to poverty - e.g. Winters (2002) and Winters, McCulloch and McKay (2002). This helps significantly with the identification of different effects. Given the framework and the fact that the surveys span periods of intense liberalization, this study offers an almost unique chance of identifying the poverty effects of liberalization ex post.
Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Poverty Dynamics in Three Developing Count