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dc.contributor.supervisor Darku, Alexander B.
dc.contributor.supervisor Rockerbie, Duane
dc.contributor.author Appau, Adriana Boakyewaa
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-16T21:40:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-16T21:40:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3424
dc.description x, 61 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis employs a dynamic form of the gravity model and data from 1988-2005 to estimate the effects of RTAs in SSA on intra-African trade. The thesis proposes a better approach to examining member-nonmember trade relations of RTAs. This thesis is unique because it uses System GMM estimator to overcome econometric issues associated with estimating dynamic models. The results suggest that COMESA and SADC has led to a significant increase in intra and extra-RTA trade. ECOWAS has increased intra-ECOWAS trade but decreased extra-ECOWAS trade. ECCAS has had a negative impact on both intra-ECCAS and extra-ECCAS trade flows. The proposed approach of examining member-nonmember relationships provides better estimates. A comparative analysis is made to shed light on how high or low the trade creation effect of RTAs in SSA are. The results of this thesis support the view that the impact of RTAs in SSA is higher than perceived. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Economics, c2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Trade blocs -- Africa en_US
dc.subject Regionalism -- Africa en_US
dc.subject Africa -- Commerce en_US
dc.subject Africa -- Economic policy en_US
dc.subject Africa -- Economic integration en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Analysing Sub-Saharan Africa trade patterns in the presence of regional trade agreements : a comparative analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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