The Impact Of Gatt On International Trade: Evidence From Structural Break Analysis
AbstractIn this study we test for structural changes in international trade patterns of 77 countries over the post-WWII period, to examine if they experienced a substantial increase in their trade ratios following major GATT rounds such as the Kennedy Round, or after joining GATT. Our results show that trade ratios of most of these countries exhibited structural breaks in their time paths, however, most of the postbreak paths were below the extrapolated prebreak paths. Furthermore, while the significant break years coincided closely with major regional and international events such as the oil shocks of the 70s and the East-Asian financial crisis in 1997, they occurred far before or after the time of a country's accession to GATT or the time of the major GATT rounds.
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- Suleiman Abu-Bader & Aamer S. Abu Qarn, 2007. "The Impact Of Gatt On International Trade: Evidence From Structural Break Analysis," Working Papers 0712, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
- Suleiman Abu-Bader & Aamer Abu-Qarn, 2007. "The Impact of GATT on International Trade: Evidence from Structural Break Analysis," Working Papers 239, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
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