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CARIFORUM och EU - En studie om EPA:s effekter

Moreau, Therese (2008)
Department of Economics
Abstract
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is a new trade agreement between EU and ACP. The aim with EPA is to liberalise trade reciprocally according to WTO’s rules and to do development collaborations. The trade agreement will even integrate the countries in ACP in the world economy and enhance trade between partners and foster regional integration. This thesis analyzes what EPA is and how it affects the region CARIFORUM. It also analyzes the reason why CARIFORUM is more ahead in its development than other developing countries that also has a relationship with EU. The analysis shows that there is a disagreement if EPA gives a larger trade creation effect than trade diversion in CARIFORUM or if the situation is the other way round. In theory... (More)
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is a new trade agreement between EU and ACP. The aim with EPA is to liberalise trade reciprocally according to WTO’s rules and to do development collaborations. The trade agreement will even integrate the countries in ACP in the world economy and enhance trade between partners and foster regional integration. This thesis analyzes what EPA is and how it affects the region CARIFORUM. It also analyzes the reason why CARIFORUM is more ahead in its development than other developing countries that also has a relationship with EU. The analysis shows that there is a disagreement if EPA gives a larger trade creation effect than trade diversion in CARIFORUM or if the situation is the other way round. In theory EPA gives a positive net welfare effect and the consumer surplus is increasing and the producer surplus is decreasing. In practice the welfare effect depends on which trade effect that is dominant. If trade diversion is the dominant effect than the welfare is decreasing, but if trade creation is the larger effect than the welfare is increasing. EPA gives also enhanced competition, increased production, markets and a fiscal effect which means that the tariff revenue is removed and that the countries in CARIFORUM have to compensate the cost. The study shows too that the main reason why CARIFORUM is more ahead in its development than other developing countries in ACP is because it is the only region that has a final agreement. (Less)
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author
Moreau, Therese
supervisor
organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EU, EPA, CARIFORUM, handelsavtal, frihandelsområde, Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
Swedish
id
1644158
date added to LUP
2008-02-21
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2010-08-05 13:59:04
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  abstract     = {Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is a new trade agreement between EU and ACP. The aim with EPA is to liberalise trade reciprocally according to WTO’s rules and to do development collaborations. The trade agreement will even integrate the countries in ACP in the world economy and enhance trade between partners and foster regional integration. This thesis analyzes what EPA is and how it affects the region CARIFORUM. It also analyzes the reason why CARIFORUM is more ahead in its development than other developing countries that also has a relationship with EU. The analysis shows that there is a disagreement if EPA gives a larger trade creation effect than trade diversion in CARIFORUM or if the situation is the other way round. In theory EPA gives a positive net welfare effect and the consumer surplus is increasing and the producer surplus is decreasing. In practice the welfare effect depends on which trade effect that is dominant. If trade diversion is the dominant effect than the welfare is decreasing, but if trade creation is the larger effect than the welfare is increasing. EPA gives also enhanced competition, increased production, markets and a fiscal effect which means that the tariff revenue is removed and that the countries in CARIFORUM have to compensate the cost. The study shows too that the main reason why CARIFORUM is more ahead in its development than other developing countries in ACP is because it is the only region that has a final agreement.},
  author       = {Moreau, Therese},
  keyword      = {EU,EPA,CARIFORUM,handelsavtal,frihandelsområde,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {CARIFORUM och EU - En studie om EPA:s effekter},
  year         = {2008},
}