Cooke, Edgar F A (2011): American trade policy towards Sub Saharan Africa –- a meta analysis of AGOA.
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Twelve econometric studies investigating the impact of agoa presented in this paper have reported 174 different estimates. In testing for publication bias and whether there is a genuine empirical impact of agoa we resort to a meta-analysis. The meta-analysis provides us with a formal means of testing for publication bias and an empirical effect. The result shows signiﬁcant publication bias in the selected studies. However, in a few cases the test for a genuine effect is passed successfully. The results of the meta-analysis indicates that agoa increased the trade of beneﬁciaries by 13.2%.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||American trade policy towards Sub Saharan Africa –- a meta analysis of AGOA|
|Keywords:||Trade preference regimes; African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); Publication bias; Meta-Regression Analysis; Funnel plot; Study effect|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
|Depositing User:||Edgar F A Cooke|
|Date Deposited:||30. Jul 2011 17:05|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 17:23|
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