Essays on Openness, Economic Integration, and Growth

Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Florida International University


This dissertation examines the relationship between the degree of openness to international trade and the level of growth experienced by a country. More precisely, it explores how trade liberalization and economic integration can lead to specialization in production, affect national levels of welfare, productivity, and competition and at the same time reinforce deflationary efforts. A large part of this investigation is carried out using industry-level data from Spain.

Subject Area

Economic theory

Recommended Citation

Mendez-Carbajo, Diego, "Essays on Openness, Economic Integration, and Growth" (2000). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9976100.