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Did the Customs Union of the East African Community Increase Overall Trade of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda?

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Stadelmann, David ; Frempong, Raymond Boadi:
Did the Customs Union of the East African Community Increase Overall Trade of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda?
In: The African Review. Vol. 45 (December 2018) Issue 2 . - pp. 348-361.
ISSN 1821-889X

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We investigate the effect of the customs union of the East African Community (EAC) on overall trade per capita for its founding members Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda employing a synthetic control group as a counterfactual parameter. We do not find any systematic evidence that the customs union affected overall trade per capita for the founding members. Robustness and placebo tests support our main empirical findings. We briefly discuss potential reasons why the EAC
customs union may not have contributed to increasing overall trade for its founding members and stress that further evidence is required to draw definitive policy conclusions.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: East African Community; customs union; regional trade; trade growth; synthetic control method
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professor Economics with a focus on development economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professor Economics with a focus on development economics > Professor Economics with a focus on development economics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. David Stadelmann
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > African Studies
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 11:14
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 11:14
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/59321