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GTAP Data Bases: GTAP Africa 1 Data Base

GTAP Africa 1 Data Base

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What is the GTAP Africa 1 Data Base?
African policy makers are increasingly requesting quantitative assessments of trade agreements currently under negotiation - particularly the Economic Partnership Agreements and the Doha Development Agenda. However, they have been fundamentally limited by data availability. In particular, the widely used GTAP Data Base disaggregates just 16 of the 54 countries in Africa, and the remaining regional groupings (of which there are 6) are not well-suited to supporting these negotiations. For example, the EPA's are being negotiated on a regional basis, yet these regions are not readily identifiable in the GTAP regions.

Funding for the GTAP Africa 1 Data Base was provided by the Bank Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP) via the World Bank and the European Commission to address the above limitations, and in the process further disaggregate the African continent in GTAP.

The GTAP Africa 1 Data Base includes data for 39 regions (30 African regions and 9 other aggregated regions) and the 57 sectors of the GTAP 6 Data Base. Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Sudan are the new I-O tables that have been contributed by African economists who were awarded scholarships to contribute this data and pursue research on African economic issues. Further, the missing bi-lateral trade flows for the African regions have been econometrically estimated, using the gravity approach, which is documented in Estimation of Missing Intra-African Trade by Nelson Villoria.

The GTAP Africa 1 Data Base is packaged with the GTAPAgg aggregation software which is freely available for download after placing an order on the GTAP website.

Documentation for this version is the same as that of the GTAP 6 Data Base. Version-specific chapters will be listed below as they become available.

Chapter 2.A: Cameroon
Christian Arnault Emini

Chapter 2.B: Cote d'Ivoire
Youssouf Kone and Daillo Souleymane Sadio

Chapter 2.C: Democratic Republic of Congo
Guyslain Ngeleza

Chapter 2.D: Ethiopia
Dirk Willenbockel and Sherman Robinson

Chapter 2.E: Ghana
Clemens Breisinger, James Thurlow and Magnus Duncan

Chapter 2.F: Kenya
Peter Wobst and Benjamin Schraven

Chapter 2.G: Sudan
Khalid H. A. Siddig

The following papers were presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis in a special organized session on African trade issues.

Breaking down the Poverty and Growth effects of economic policy package: A Double-Calibration Analysis for Cameroun using Microsimulation CGE Model
by Emini, Christian Arnault

Economic and Social Impacts of the Prospective EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): The Evidence for Cote d'Ivoire
by Youssouf, Kone

The Impact of Trade Liberalization and Domestic Tax Policies on the Sudanese Economy
by Siddig, Khalid and Hatim Mahran

Preferential Trade Agreements between Central African and European Union: Stumbling or Building Blocks? A General Equilibrium Approach
by Ngeleza, Guyslain

Estimation of Missing intra-African Trade
by Villoria, Nelson