Summary of the Discussion

  • Bertil Ohlin
  • Per-Ove Hesselborn
  • Per Magnus Wijkman


The first part of the discussion concerned positive and normative aspects of trade, growth and development. Akin Mabogunje developed his views on these relationships and the ensuing discussion attempted to clarify the contributions to development resulting from policies of openness and of autarchy. The policies toward multinational enterprises received special attention. The second part concerned how the statistical regularities observed by Hollis Chenery could be used and interpreted. The relationship between Chenery’s approach and trade theory as well as the role of economic policy in his model received particular attention. How did trade and exchange rate policy influence the path and timing of development? This session was chaired by Erik Lundberg.


Exchange Rate Trade Policy Ivory Coast Capital Inflow Balance Growth 
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  • Bertil Ohlin
  • Per-Ove Hesselborn
  • Per Magnus Wijkman

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