Using a database of European imports as a proxy for global trade, this research project analysed the unit-prices of these imports to determine the answers to three main questions, all of which have considerable policy import: 1. Does the degree of sectoral disaggregation determine the extent to which price-trends can be identified?; 2. Are the prices of manufactured exports from low-income countries falling more rapidly than those from high-income countries?; and 3. Which sectors can be identified as being least likely to experience falling prices? This final report outlines the project's background and objectives, methodology, findings and dissemination of results.
Trends in Developing Country Unit Export Prices, 1988-2001.