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Unformatted text preview: of poverty and inequality t captures macroeconomic shocks that affect the whole of India Effectively comparing districts which are more and less exposed to trade liberalization key result: districts with industrial structures that made them more ex-posed to tariff reduction experienced lower falls in rural poverty Urban poverty was unaffected Rural and urban inequality unaffected c Results robust independent of the specication used That is, districts which were more exposed to foreign trade experienced a slower reduction in poverty Strong focus on establishing exogeneity of tariffs and on measurement of Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 176...
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