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Miscellanea Geographica

Regional Studies on Development

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Is a regional trading bloc forming in southeast Asia? New evidence for ASEAN countries

Andrzej Cieślik / Tao Song
Published Online: 2012-12-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0028-z


This article studies the impact of ASEA N on the bilateral exports of its 10 member countries. It reports the results of applying the gravity model to a data set covering 50 partner countries from 1967 to 2008. The study’s empirical findings show that on average ASEA N regionalism significantly increases bilateral exports. However, the results are country-specific and indicate that ASEA N seems to benefit only large economies with a long history of membership, while smaller more recent members do not show significant expansion of exports.

Keywords: ASEAN; Free trade area; Gravity model; Panel data; Preferential trade liberalization

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About the article

Received: 2012-05-29

Accepted: 2012-11-05

Published Online: 2012-12-22

Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 23–29, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, ISSN (Print) 0867-6046, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0028-z.

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