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Does ASEAN Freer Trade Benefit Malaysia?


  • Othman, Jamal
  • Yaghoob, Jafari


This paper examines the impact of intra-ASEAN trade liberalization (AFTA) using a multi-country, computable general equilibrium model (GTAP Model) with special focus on Malaysia. The study considers the full elimination of intra-ASEAN import taxes and export subsidies. Results suggest that Malaysia‟s GDP would only increase marginally while the effects on the individual commodity sectors in the country differ substantially.

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  • Othman, Jamal & Yaghoob, Jafari, 2009. "Does ASEAN Freer Trade Benefit Malaysia?," MPRA Paper 20368, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20368

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    1. Hertel, Thomas, 1997. "Global Trade Analysis: Modeling and applications," GTAP Books, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, number 7685.
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    ASEAN Free Trade (AFTA); GTAP; CGE Trade Model; AFTA Impacts on Malaysia; Trade liberalization;

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    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models

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