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Intra-middle eastern trade: why is it so low?

  • Hossein Askari


    (George Washington University, International Business, Washington (USA))

  • Rana Atie


    (George Washington University, International Affairs, Washington (USA))

  • Nicolas Khouri


    (George Washington University, Washington (USA))

The Middle East has one of the highest ratios of exports to GDP in the world, yetintra-regional trade level is one of the lowest. Intra-Middle Eastern trade is examined in detail to assess the reasons for the low level of regional trade and to recommend policies for promoting trade within the area.

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Article provided by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in its journal Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): 56 (2003)
Issue (Month): 226 ()
Pages: 223-257

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Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlqrr:2003:33
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