A short history of trade liberalization in developing countries

More than 1,000 South Korea-made Daewoo cars are unloaded at the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on March 31. The cars will be disassembled and shipped in containers to neighbouring countries.BULGARIA DAEWOO

Douglas Irwin, a professor at Dartmouth College and expert in the history of trade policy, talks with host David Dollar about some of the key events in trade liberalization in developing countries. From Taiwan to South Korea, and from Vietnam to some countries in Latin America and Africa, Irwin shares insights on how certain developing countries shifted to an export-strategy in the decades following World War II and began to integrate into the global economy.

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