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Working PaperTrade effects of the East Africa Customs Union in Tanzania: Application of a structural gravity model
By measuring the effects of forming and joining a regional integration bloc using an augmented structural gravity model, this paper finds that the East African Community (EAC) and EAC Customs Union have significantly enhanced Tanzanian trade into EAC...East African Community Customs union Single Customs Territory
Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessBilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...Bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Book ChapterIntegration along the Abuja road map: A progress report
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksGravity model Regional Economic communities Regional integration arrangements
Working PaperIntegration along the Abuja road map: A progress report
This paper reviews integration among the eight African Regional Economic Communities by comparing their characteristics and progress with three other South–South Regional Integration Arrangements...Gravity model Regional Economic communities Regional integration arrangements