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The Gravity of EBA preferences - Disaggregating Trade Flows in Agriculture

Persson, Emil (2008)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis makes an ex post evaluation of the EBA initiative and its influence on agricultural exports into the EU. I employ a gravity model for this purpose, and with dummy variables identifying seven groups of (agricultural) products this is a fairly new method. The data consists of 102 low- and middle income countries, of which 33 are LDC, and 2001 - 2005 is the time period covered. This makes a panel of 3577 observations, and due to a large number of missing dependent variables a Heckman sample selection model is used to account for potential selection bias. The results paint a rather gloomy picture of overall EBA country exports. However, there are deviations across groups of products, especially so when looking at the trend during... (More)
This thesis makes an ex post evaluation of the EBA initiative and its influence on agricultural exports into the EU. I employ a gravity model for this purpose, and with dummy variables identifying seven groups of (agricultural) products this is a fairly new method. The data consists of 102 low- and middle income countries, of which 33 are LDC, and 2001 - 2005 is the time period covered. This makes a panel of 3577 observations, and due to a large number of missing dependent variables a Heckman sample selection model is used to account for potential selection bias. The results paint a rather gloomy picture of overall EBA country exports. However, there are deviations across groups of products, especially so when looking at the trend during the period. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This thesis makes an ex post evaluation of the EBA initiative and its influence on agricultural exports into the EU. I employ a gravity model for this purpose, and with dummy variables identifying seven groups of (agricultural) products this is a fairly new method. The data consists of 102 low- and middle income countries, of which 33 are LDC, and 2001 - 2005 is the time period covered. This makes a panel of 3577 observations, and due to a large number of missing dependent variables a Heckman sample selection model is used to account for potential selection bias. The results paint a rather gloomy picture of overall EBA country exports. However, there are deviations across groups of products, especially so when looking at the trend during the period.},
  author       = {Persson, Emil},
  keyword      = {agriculture,Gravity Model,Heckman sample selection,Disaggregated trade flows,EBA,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Gravity of EBA preferences - Disaggregating Trade Flows in Agriculture},
  year         = {2008},
}