Does trade cause growth across trading blocs?
Does international trade influence the growth rate of income per capita across trading blocs? Many empirical studies have been conducted to analyze the effect of international trade on economic growth. This paper investigates the growth effects from trade, on income per capita, across the four trading blocs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the European Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Southern Common Market from 1970 through 2004. Using an autoregressive process of one lag, the model yielded results consistent with economic theory—exports positively influence ...
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Marturana, Michael A.
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Fair Trade certified coffee estates: can Fair Trade USA promote workers' well-being, empowerment and gender equity in Brazilian and Nicaraguan coffee plantations? Author(s):Rosty, Claudia Magalhaes
Date Submitted:2019In 2012, Fair Trade USA began to certify coffee estates, previously restricted to small producer organizations, to expand the benefits of fair trade to hired laborers. This dissertation research analyzes the implications ...
Date Created:1999The deceased is in a hammock that is connected by a thread to a small, carved canoe. The deceased's spirit travels on the thread to the canoe and then floats to the spirit world. Mourners sit on low wooden stools. Cocoa ...