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

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  • 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))

Abstract

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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  • Hossein Askari & Rana Atie & Nicolas Khouri, 2003. "Intra-middle eastern trade: why is it so low?," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 56(226), pages 223-257.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlqrr:2003:33
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    1. Mattias Lundberg & Lyn Squire, 2003. "The simultaneous evolution of growth and inequality," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 113(487), pages 326-344, April.
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    1. Simplice A Asongu, 2013. "Modeling the future of knowledge economy: evidence from SSA and MENA countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 612-624.
    2. Asongu, Simplice & Andrés, Antonio R., 2015. "Trajectories in Knowledge Economy: Empirics from SSA and MENA countries," MPRA Paper 71786, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Exports; GDP; Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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