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dc.contributor.advisorBraunstein, Elissa
dc.contributor.authorMarturana, Michael A.
dc.contributor.committeememberCutler, Harvey Stephen
dc.contributor.committeememberDavies, Stephen (Stephen P.)
dc.coverage.temporal1970-2004
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:29:53Z
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.descriptionDepartment Head: Steven Shulman.
dc.description2009 Summer
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 37-38)
dc.description.abstractDoes international trade influence the growth rate of income per capita across trading blocs? Many empirical studies have been conducted to analyze the effect of international trade on economic growth. This paper investigates the growth effects from trade, on income per capita, across the four trading blocs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the European Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Southern Common Market from 1970 through 2004. Using an autoregressive process of one lag, the model yielded results consistent with economic theory—exports positively influence the growth rate of income per capita while imports reduce said rate. Furthermore, these variables are statistically significant at standard levels. The model also controls for membership in a particular trading bloc and finds intra-bloc economic growth rates to differ substantially. Other variable estimates from the model however, are not consistent with theory which implies some degree of model misspecification and suggests further research is needed.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifier2009_summer_Marturana_ECON.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2009100001ECON
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/40267
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof1980-2010 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectSouthern Common Market
dc.subjectAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations
dc.subjectEuropean Union
dc.subjectNorth American Free Trade Agreement
dc.subjectinternational trade
dc.subjecttrading blocs
dc.subjectincome per capita
dc.subjecteconomic growth
dc.subject.lcshInternational trade
dc.subject.lcshTrade blocs
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development
dc.titleDoes trade cause growth across trading blocs?
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thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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