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- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper explores the relationship between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The literature offers a broad consensus that bad institutions hamper trade and that trade liberalization engenders...

- Lota D. Tamini, Houssem Eddine Chebbi, and Abdessalem Abbassi

The objective of this paper is to analyze trade potential versus actual realized trade among North African trading partners. Following the literature on production economics, we built a stochastic frontier gravity model. The underlying assumption...

- Houssem Eddine Chebbi, Abdessalem Abbassi, and Lota D. Tamini

This paper uses the border effect estimate from a gravity model to analyze the level of market trade integration among Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia from 2005-2012. We analyze total trade as well as trade in agricultural and...

- Christian Ebeke and Mireille Ntsama Etoundi

This paper quantifies the average effect of distance on bilateral agricultural trade using a large sample of countries. We focus on identifying time-varying effects of distance on trade to test whether the marginal effect has gradually diminished...

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There are differentials in the conclusion of scholars as to what undermines Africa’s export flows to the European Union (EU) and United State of America (USA). While the impact of tariffs has been reduced due to the unilateral preferential...

- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper investigates the effects of war on trade in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), an area at considerable risk for conflicts. Using an augmented gravity model, we introduce a war variable and distinguish between different...

- Hoda El-Enbaby, Rana Hendy and Chahir Zaki

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO) standards, countries are allowed to adapt regulations under the Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreements in order to protect human, animal and plant health...

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