"Trade Facilitation in the Caucasus"
The key issue of this report is to determine whether, in the event of peace, the region would realise the maximum potential benefit, given the current institutional and operational context. A subsidiary issue is whether all the constituent countries in the region would benefit, or whether some would suffer some initial dis-benefits. - 2000 -
"Lost Potential in the South Caucasus : Aspects of Interstate Trade"
The paper has summarizes the existing trends and obstacles of current economic development in South Caucasus Republics during the last decade. The study has been developed on the basis of three country studies, each of them focused on one of the three Republics. - 2003 -
"Trade, Transport and Telecommunications in the South Caucasus : Current Obstacles to Regional Cooperation"
This paper draws the conclusions of six that studies that looked at current issues and future prospects in the region for trade flows, trade facilitation, roads, railroads, telecommunications and tourism. For the region as a whole, the major economic benefit from a peace settlement will come from the benefits of trade.
"Could Regional Economic Cooperation Generate Trade Creation and Trade Diversion Effects without affecting Trade Policies of Members ? Preliminary Results from A Gravity Application to BSEC"
The purpose of this paper is to consider the BSEC experience in seeking an answer to whether regional economic cooperation in the broader sense could lead to any trade creation/diversion effects even when the cooperating partners do not liberalize their trade policy among themselves and/or harmonize their policy towards third parties. - 1998 -
"How accession to the EU has affected External Trade and FDI in the Central European Economies"
This paper focuses on the process of re-integration of Central European countries (CEEC) into the world economy after the collapse of central planning. The paper traces the emerging architecture of commercial relations in Europe and argues that the biggest beneficiaries among CEECs were those who followed the path of radical liberal reforms.
"The Reorientation of Transition Countries’Exports : Changes in Quantity, Quality and Variety"
The paper analyzes the factors behind the reorientation of transition countries’ exports to their non-traditional partners outside their former block, thanks to a gravity model. Then, reasons for the cross-country differences in the rate of closing the gap between the actual and potential exports are analyzed. William Davidson Institute Working Paper Number 631 - November 2003 -
"Preferential Trade Agreements in Asia and the Pacific"
This document has been published by the Asian Development Bank as a chapter of its Annual Asian Development Outlook for 2002. It reviews the existing PTAs, and assesses the evolution in the expansion of these PTAs, their broad economic effects and effects on trade.
"Transport And Trade Facilitation Issues in The CIS-7, Kazakhstan And Turkmenistan"
This paper covers Trade and Transport Facilitation (TTF) issues in the CIS 7, as well as
a part of the Central Asia region who plays a critical role in facilitation solutions. These countries share similar constraints of international trade and transport, and their foreign trade is characterized by distant export markets dominated by few commodities. - January 2003 -
"Barriers to Intra and International Trade in Central Asia"
This paper investigates the barriers to trade in Central Asia, using relative prices analysis to shed some light on impediments to trade. It finds that the impact of borders on the dissipation of price differences varies widely across countries. -2003 -
"Integration, Disintegration and Trade in Europe: Evolution of Trade Relations During the 1990s"
In this study, Jan Fidrmuc and Jarko Fidrmuc investigate the effects of integration and disintegration in Europe on trade in the course of the 1990s. The analysis utilizes the gravity model of trade.
Oesterreichische Nationalbank Working Paper- June 2000-