Freinkman, Lev and Polyakov, Evgeny and Revenco, Carolina (2003): Armenia’s trade performance in 1995-2002 and the effect of closed borders: a cross-country perspective. Published in: Armenian Journal of Public Policy , Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2004): pp. 185-212.
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The paper deals with two issues. First, it focuses on the analysis of Armenia’s trade performance based on the utilization of standard statistical models and develops comparative estimates of this performance relative to the peer countries. The comparison is undertaken in terms of trade openness, diversification, and composition. The main finding is that Armenia has been lagging in its export development relative to most CIS countries. The recent improvements in exports helped somewhat to reduce the gap. The second part of the paper provides for re-estimation of the “costs of blockade” effect. Armenia’s trade under-performance cannot be explained in terms of distorted government policies, because Armenia is recognized as a reform leader in the CIS.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Armenia’s trade performance in 1995-2002 and the effect of closed borders: a cross-country perspective|
|Keywords:||Armenia, trade, costs of blockade, gravity model, trade openness|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F40 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P27 - Performance and Prospects
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F51 - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
|Depositing User:||Mr Lev Freinkman|
|Date Deposited:||16. Aug 2008 11:02|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 01:48|
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