Journal of African Trade

In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 25 July 2019

The Impact of Regional Integration on Africa’s Manufacturing Exports

Authors
Rodgers Mukwaya*
Sub-Regional for Office Eastern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali 4654, Rwanda
Corresponding Author
Rodgers Mukwaya
Received 2 April 2019, Accepted 29 June 2019, Available Online 25 July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.190708.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Regional trade integration, intra-Africa trade, structural gravity model, manufacturing
Abstract

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.

Copyright
© 2019 African Export-Import Bank. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Download article (PDF)
View full text (HTML)

Journal
Journal of African Trade
Publication Date
2019/07
ISSN (Online)
2214-8523
ISSN (Print)
2214-8515
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.190708.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019 African Export-Import Bank. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Cite this article

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  -