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L'aide pour le commerce et l'insertion dans l'économie mondiale : le cas de la convention de Lomé


  • Siroën, Jean-Marc


  • Diouf, Mamadou


The purpose of this work is to study the effectiveness of non-reciprocal preferential agreements. To do this we conducted a comparative analysis between the beneficiary countries of the Lomé agreements and a sample of developing countries in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The empirical approach uses a gravity model applied to the panel data over a period of 29 years. The sample used is composed by the group of developing countries already mentioned, including members of the Lomé Convention, and a group of industrialized countries, a total of 122 countries The 2 approaches, cross sectional and longitudinal analysis, among other things, confirm that the membership of Lomé has not been a positive factor for bilateral trade, the influence of historical factors (the common language and the colonial past) remain important, other things being equal. Belonging to the developing countries of Asia and Latin America is a positive factor in bilateral trade, after controlling other variables.

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  • Diouf, Mamadou, 2008. "L'aide pour le commerce et l'insertion dans l'économie mondiale : le cas de la convention de Lomé," Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University, number 123456789/191 edited by Siroën, Jean-Marc, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:dau:thesis:123456789/191
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    1. Williams,Jeffrey C. & Wright,Brian D., 2005. "Storage and Commodity Markets," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521023399, March.
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    Pays en voie de développement; Convention de Lomé; Aide économique;

    JEL classification:

    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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