The Impact of Regional Integration on Africa’s Manufacturing Exports
- Rodgers Mukwaya*Sub-Regional for Office Eastern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali 4654, Rwanda*Email: email@example.com
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- Rodgers Mukwaya
- https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.190708.001How to use a DOI?
- Regional trade integration, intra-Africa trade, structural gravity model, manufacturing
This paper analyses the impact of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) on intraregional manufactured exports in Africa. Using data from 1990 to 2015 for 45 African countries, a structural gravity model was estimated using the Poisson pseudo maximum likelihood estimator that controlled for heteroscedasticity and allowed for bilateral zero trade values between trading partners. The study also accounted for multilateral resistance effects, endogeneity of RTAs, and the phased-in impacts of RTAs. On average, a regional trade agreement led to a 72% increase in manufacturing exports between members within 12 years of the ratification of the trade agreement.
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TY - JOUR AU - Rodgers Mukwaya PY - 2019 DA - 2019/07 TI - The Impact of Regional Integration on Africa’s Manufacturing Exports JO - Journal of African Trade SN - 2214-8523 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.190708.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.190708.001 ID - Mukwaya2019 ER -