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Title:The Impact of Aid for Trade Facilitation on the Costs of Trading PDF Logo
Authors:Königer, Jens
Busse, Matthias
Hoekstra, Ruth
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 48
Abstract:There have been ongoing discussions within the WTO Doha Round on Trade Facilitation and the wider Aid for Trade agenda to assist developing countries in reducing behind-the-border restrictions and to help them benefit from trade reform. Our paper contributes to this debate by analyzing the impact of foreign aid spent on Aid for Trade and Trade Facilitation on the costs of trading. In our empirical investigation, we conduct a panel data estimation for a sample of 99 developing countries for the period 2004-2009. Overall, we find that our aid measures have a negative effect on the costs of trading.
Subjects:Trade Facilitation
Aid for Trade
Trade Costs
JEL:F13
F35
O19
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2011 (Berlin)

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