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The economic impact of new regional trading developments in the ESCAP region

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  • John Gilbert

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Abstract

In this paper the results of a number of numerical simulations of possible trade liberalization scenarios in the ESCAP region are presented. The scenarios considered include: expansion of existing trade blocs to encompass new members; consolidation and deepening of existing trade agreements; and a region-wide free trade area. The simulations were conducted using the model of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) and were based on a projection of the database to 2010.

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  • John Gilbert, 2013. "The economic impact of new regional trading developments in the ESCAP region," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 20(1), pages 1-32, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:jnapdj:v:20:y:2013:i:1:p:1-32
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    Keywords

    Computable general equilibrium; trade reform; Asia-Pacific region;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation

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