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Economic factors as determinants of the formation of the ECO trade agreement

Akbarian, Azar LU (2011) NEKK01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper has its base in the article “Economic Determinants of Free Trade Agreements” where the authors Baier and Bergstrand (2004) basically treat the economic determinants of FTAs and in which they develop a model to provide proof and support of the robustness of those determinants. I consider their theory and their model but not to make the same point. Instead I analyze if an FTA, ECOTA to be specific, is driven by economic determinants and thus specifically those defined by Baier and Bergstrand (2004). I do this by using their model, but not to support the significance of the variables by the high percentage level of FTA predictions. In this paper the FTA is given and the interest lies in whether Baier and Bergstrands (2004)... (More)
This paper has its base in the article “Economic Determinants of Free Trade Agreements” where the authors Baier and Bergstrand (2004) basically treat the economic determinants of FTAs and in which they develop a model to provide proof and support of the robustness of those determinants. I consider their theory and their model but not to make the same point. Instead I analyze if an FTA, ECOTA to be specific, is driven by economic determinants and thus specifically those defined by Baier and Bergstrand (2004). I do this by using their model, but not to support the significance of the variables by the high percentage level of FTA predictions. In this paper the FTA is given and the interest lies in whether Baier and Bergstrands (2004) identified determinants are significant for ECOTA. By analyzing the determinants of one specific FTA one step is taken towards predicting the welfare effect of the agreement, although that prediction is not made in this paper. (Less)
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Akbarian, Azar LU
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alternative title
Are there economic determinants behind the formation of ECOTA?
course
NEKK01 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ECO, ECOTA, FTA, economic determinants, Baier & Bergstrand
language
English
id
1895427
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2011-05-20 15:29:36
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@misc{1895427,
  abstract     = {This paper has its base in the article “Economic Determinants of Free Trade Agreements” where the authors Baier and Bergstrand (2004) basically treat the economic determinants of FTAs and in which they develop a model to provide proof and support of the robustness of those determinants. I consider their theory and their model but not to make the same point. Instead I analyze if an FTA, ECOTA to be specific, is driven by economic determinants and thus specifically those defined by Baier and Bergstrand (2004). I do this by using their model, but not to support the significance of the variables by the high percentage level of FTA predictions. In this paper the FTA is given and the interest lies in whether Baier and Bergstrands (2004) identified determinants are significant for ECOTA. By analyzing the determinants of one specific FTA one step is taken towards predicting the welfare effect of the agreement, although that prediction is not made in this paper.},
  author       = {Akbarian, Azar},
  keyword      = {ECO,ECOTA,FTA,economic determinants,Baier & Bergstrand},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Economic factors as determinants of the formation of the ECO trade agreement},
  year         = {2011},
}