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GTAP Resource #4393

"Effect of the COMESA-SADC-EAC FTA on the East African Region: Towards a New Economic Geography "
by Mukwaya, Rodgers and Andrew Mold


Abstract
Abstract

The COMESA-SADC-EAC tripartite is expected to lead to increased exports and imports within the region as a result of realignment of demand and supply within the region. Increased aggregate demand in the region is expected to result in increased industrial production across the region as new firms join the regional market.
The study evaluates the economic consequences of COMESA-SADC-EAC Free Trade Area on production, value of trade and distribution of welfare effects in the East African region. We use the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and database (version 8.0) to measure the static effects of the proposed COMESA-SADC-EAC free trade area on welfare, trade flows, prices, consumption and production in the region. The distribution of changes in production is expected to vary between different countries both within and between sectors.
1. Problem Statement
The proposed free trade area between the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the South African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC), has the main objective of strengthening and deepening economic integration in the southern and eastern Africa region. The COMESEA-SADC-EAC free trade area would include 26 African countries (more than half of the countries in Africa) with 57% of the population of the African Union. The free trade area will result in the realignment of demand and supply in the region, resulting in a change in the distribution of production and industries across the region.
2. Objectives of the Study

The objective of this study is to evaluate economic consequences of COMESA-SADC-EAC Free Trade Area on production, trade flows and distribution of welfare effects in the East African region.
3. Methodology
This paper uses the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP ) Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and database (version 8.0) to measure the static effects of the proposed COMESA-SA...


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2014 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Dakar, Senegal
Date: 2014
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Created: Mukwaya, R. (4/11/2014)
Updated: Mukwaya, R. (6/17/2014)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- Africa (East)
- Africa (Southern)


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