Lisardo Armando Bolaños Fletes
Licenciado en Economía, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, 2005
Master in Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2011
Choosing Trade Partners to Avoid Falling Behind
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Hall 602, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Andrew Hughes Hallett, Chair
John S. Earle
David M. Hart
Nicola Viegi, External Reader, University of Pretoria
Recent studies find that firms obtain higher prices and higher productivity by exporting to richer and more distant destinations. This study initiates a discussion of the country-level impact of trade partners on economic growth. In an econometric analysis, I find that low- and middle-income countries grow more slowly when they compete against high-income countries in the same markets. In a case study, I examine how Mexico’s disappointing economic growth is partly explained by its concentration of exports to the U.S. market where it faced competition with similar goods from China. These conditions were not faced by higher-growth Malaysia and Turkey.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation is on reserve at the Arlington Campus Library. Another copy is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government.