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Trade liberalization, free trade agreements, and the value of firms: Stock market evidence from Singapore

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  • Rasyad A. Parinduri
  • Shandre M. Thangavelu

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We examine the effects of the United States--Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the value of firms listed in the Singapore Exchange using event study analysis. Despite the predictability of the FTA negotiations, we find that one event -- the removal of the last obstacle to the free trade deal in January 2003 -- increases the value of firms in some industries by 1--11% on average. These results indicate that trade liberalization and FTAs do increase the value of firms.

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  • Rasyad A. Parinduri & Shandre M. Thangavelu, 2013. "Trade liberalization, free trade agreements, and the value of firms: Stock market evidence from Singapore," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(6), pages 924-941, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:22:y:2013:i:6:p:924-941
    DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2011.616934
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