The EU is the main trading partner of developing countries, and the main provider of development aid. The contributors to this book evaluate critical aspects of EU trade and aid policies in order to ascertain whether, and to what extent, they help promote growth and accelerate the development of the Third World.
The evaluation takes into account current changes in EU trade and aid policy and makes use of recent advances in empirical methods in order to provide accurate estimates of the policy impact on developing countries. The various studies may contribute to improve the design and implementation of EU policy and its effectiveness in strengthening growth of developing countries and promoting the well-being of their populations.
This independent evaluation of EU trade and development policy towards developing countries will strongly appeal to: undergraduate and graduate students in international economics, development economics and European economics; policy makers in the EU and developing countries, development community; non governmental organizations; and those interested in the impact of the EU trade and aid policy.
Edited by Yves Bourdet, Associate Professor of Economics, Joakim Gullstrand, Assistant Professor of Economics and Karin Olofsdotter, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lund University, Sweden
Contents: 1. Introduction Yves Bourdet, Joakim Gullstrand and Karin Olofsdotter 2. Trade and Specialisation: Changing Patterns in the 1990s? Joakim Gullstrand and Karin Olofsdotter 3. Assessing the Effects of EU Trade Preferences for Developing Countries Maria Persson and Fredrik Wilhelmsson 4. Comparative Effects of EU and US Trade Policies on Developing Country Exports Lars Nilsson 5. Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving its Trade Potential? Ludvig Soederling 6. The EU and South Africa: Trade and Diversification Lennart Petersson 7. The EU and Regional Integration in West Africa: Assessing the Effects of Deepening and Enlargement Yves Bourdet and Joakim Gullstrand 8. Effects of the EU Sugar Reform on Developing Countries Marcel Adenauer, Torbjoern Jansson and Helena Johansson 9. Comparative Effects of EU and US Food Aid on Local Production and Commercial Trade Carl-Johan Belfrage 10. Does EU Aid Promote Growth? Pontus Hansson Index