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Trade and investment linkages and coordination in Nepal: Impact on productivity and exports and business perceptions

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  • Dilli Raj Khanal

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  • Prakash Kumar Shrestha

    (*Institute for Policy Research and Development, Nepal)

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    This research paper intends to analyse: (a) the impacts of ASEAN trade liberalization on the macroeconomy variables – gross domestic product (GDP), Terms of Trade (ToT), balance of trade, inflation and real wage – and agricultural industries (output, exports and imports) in the ASEAN 6 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Viet Nam); and (b) the impact of trade liberalization on income distribution in Indonesia. A multi-country and multi-commodity computable general equilibrium (CGE) GTAP model has been used as the main tool of analysis.

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    Paper provided by Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. in its series Working Papers with number 5208.

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    Length: 47 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2008
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    Publication status: Published in ARTNeT website
    Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:5208

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    Keywords: Trade and Investment; Nepal; Impact on productivity;

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