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Paper Title: Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in Emerging Markets:
The role of Institutional Factors
Abstract:
 
This study empirically investigates the role of trade liberalization to promote export competitiveness while controlling for institutional factors, the level of development, and various policy measures. The related literature in the field shows inconclusive evidence regarding the role of trade liberalization to enhance export competitiveness. This study uncovers that more developed economies benefit more due to a better quality of institutions. Aggregate data across 35 different emerging countries has been used for this empirical exercise, covering different regions, namely Latin America, South and East Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. The results of this study provide evidence that institutions such as control of corruption, the rule of law, and government effectiveness play a significant role in determining the competitiveness of an economy. It also explains that for economies that are more open, institutions in those countries are more efficient in improving export competitiveness while maintaining some degree of development. It is observed amongst other regions that CEEC and SEA institutions are more efficient in promoting export competitiveness.

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