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Minst utvecklade länders export till EU mellan 1972-2006

Malm, Johannes LU (2011) NEKK01 20112
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis aims to analyze the exports from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to the European Union (EU) during the period 1972-2006. During this period several agreements were signed with the ambition to make it easier for LDCs to export to the EU market. The gravity model is used to examine the consequences of the agreements. The LDCs are categorized into three geographical categories: Africa, Asia and Oceania-Caribe. Three dummy variables are incorporated into the model, one for each category. The data comes from observations from 142 developing countries of which 50 are LDCs. The total number of observations included in the gravity model is 61 557. The results display that, despite the agreements produced by EU, LDCs in both Africa... (More)
This thesis aims to analyze the exports from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to the European Union (EU) during the period 1972-2006. During this period several agreements were signed with the ambition to make it easier for LDCs to export to the EU market. The gravity model is used to examine the consequences of the agreements. The LDCs are categorized into three geographical categories: Africa, Asia and Oceania-Caribe. Three dummy variables are incorporated into the model, one for each category. The data comes from observations from 142 developing countries of which 50 are LDCs. The total number of observations included in the gravity model is 61 557. The results display that, despite the agreements produced by EU, LDCs in both Africa and Oceania-Caribe have had a negative trend of exports to EU relatively other developing countries. None of the three categories of LDCs have improved their position compared to other developing countries despite the fact that the LDCs from Asia have had a significant increase of exports to EU during the period of study. (Less)
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author
Malm, Johannes LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gravity-model LDC EBA Exports EU
language
Swedish
id
2218476
date added to LUP
2011-11-28 14:05:04
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2011-11-28 14:05:04
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to analyze the exports from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to the European Union (EU) during the period 1972-2006. During this period several agreements were signed with the ambition to make it easier for LDCs to export to the EU market. The gravity model is used to examine the consequences of the agreements. The LDCs are categorized into three geographical categories: Africa, Asia and Oceania-Caribe. Three dummy variables are incorporated into the model, one for each category. The data comes from observations from 142 developing countries of which 50 are LDCs. The total number of observations included in the gravity model is 61 557. The results display that, despite the agreements produced by EU, LDCs in both Africa and Oceania-Caribe have had a negative trend of exports to EU relatively other developing countries. None of the three categories of LDCs have improved their position compared to other developing countries despite the fact that the LDCs from Asia have had a significant increase of exports to EU during the period of study.},
  author       = {Malm, Johannes},
  keyword      = {Gravity-model LDC EBA Exports EU},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Minst utvecklade länders export till EU mellan 1972-2006},
  year         = {2011},
}