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- Sami Bensassi, Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna

This paper studies the impact of trade restrictions and illegal trade on price disparities within Nigeria, where a long list of import prohibitions on various consumer goods have raised the price of the consumption basket. Large-scale illegal...

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There are differentials in the conclusion of scholars as to what undermines Africa’s export flows to the European Union (EU) and United State of America (USA). While the impact of tariffs has been reduced due to the unilateral preferential...

- Sami Bensassi, Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna

Few studies give a systematic account of the bribes paid by smugglers to different groups of state actors. Nonetheless, smuggling is a very pervasive phenomenon in West Africa which could impact state revenues, trade routes, consumption patterns...

- Christian Ebeke and Mireille Ntsama Etoundi

This paper quantifies the average effect of distance on bilateral agricultural trade using a large sample of countries. We focus on identifying time-varying effects of distance on trade to test whether the marginal effect has gradually diminished...

- Houssem Eddine Chebbi, Abdessalem Abbassi, and Lota D. Tamini

This paper uses the border effect estimate from a gravity model to analyze the level of market trade integration among Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia from 2005-2012. We analyze total trade as well as trade in agricultural and...

- Lota D. Tamini, Houssem Eddine Chebbi, and Abdessalem Abbassi

The objective of this paper is to analyze trade potential versus actual realized trade among North African trading partners. Following the literature on production economics, we built a stochastic frontier gravity model. The underlying assumption...

- Sami Bensassi, Joachim Jarreau, and Cristina Mitaritonna

This paper utilizes a survey on informal cross-border trade in Benin (ECENE), conducted by the National Institute of Statistics in 2011, to study the determinants of informal versus formal trade, concentrating on Benin’s exports and re-...

- Mercyline Kamande and Nancy Nafula

The use of mobile ICTs (information and communication technologies) in Africa’s agricultural sector has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective method for sharing and exchanging information more widely. ICTs allow farmers to better...

- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper explores the relationship between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The literature offers a broad consensus that bad institutions hamper trade and that trade liberalization engenders...

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Nigeria’s agricultural policy has evolved considerably since the country gained political independence in 1960. The priority at that time was to boost domestic production, particularly of cash crops, and the country has had good results to...