The trade balance and why we can't buy nice things


The government has again been resorting to curbing imports in a bid to manage the current account balance, but this policy has not had a significantly positive impact on either the trade balance or manufacturing growth; rather, studies show it can have the opposite effect and eventually reduce exports.

The Jakarta Post
Krisna Gupta
Krisna Gupta

Research mainly on international trade and investment policy and its impact on firms. Indonesia in particular is my main geographical focus.

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