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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-18
Suspension of Duty-free Access and Employment Changes in Madagascar


Granting duty-free access to developed countries' markets has become an important aid policy for low-income countries. In Madagascar, the export-oriented garment industry has displayed robust growth under the duty-free access to US and EU markets. It employed more than 100,000 workers in 2008, mainly less educated and female workers. However, the industry has experienced a substantial drop in exports since 2010 due to a suspension of the duty-free access to the US market. This research project aims to investigate the impact of this suspension on employment and income among unskilled workers using firm-level and worker-level datasets.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] FUKUNISHI Takahiro


  • Articles to be submitted to academic journals.