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Régime politique et commerce international en Afrique centrale

Gislain Stéphane Gandjon Fankem

Revue d’économie du développement, 2018, vol. 26, issue 1, 139-167

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to evaluate empirically the incidence of the level of democracy of Central Africa?s countries on their international trade. Obtained starting from a gravity model in panel, our results show that their bilateral trade is a decreasing function of their level of democracy. What seems to suggest that the democratization process engaged after the Baule?s summit in 1990 did not make it possible yet to increase the exchanges of the countries of Central Africa. To control the estimates by various measures of democracy as by the quality of institutions does not modify this conclusion. Codes JEL: F12, F15, O55, P48, C23.

Keywords: political regime; international trade; gravity model; panel data; Central Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 F15 O55 P48 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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