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Market Access and Economic Development

Project description

A closer look at the economic causes and consequences of market access

Most research to date regarding the right conditions for economic progress in poor countries (e.g. job growth) has focused on "supply-side" drivers of productivity. However, another aspect to be considered is that the growth of businesses in these countries may be constrained by forces external to the firms, which ultimately hinder market access. Examples appear to be poor infrastructure and countries' trade barriers. The ERC-funded ACCESS project will explore a broader set of economic, political and social barriers to market access – including legal restrictions on individuals' ability to own and operate firms – and how these affect local economies. ACCESS will draw on microeconomic data from developing countries like Colombia, Liberia, the Philippines and Uganda.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 896 821,00
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00