Measuring Trade Integration in Africa

  title={Measuring Trade Integration in Africa},
  author={Antoine Bou{\"e}t and Lionel Cosnard and David Laborde},
  journal={SRPN: Globalization (Sustainability) (Topic)},
This paper reviews the literature on the measurement and characterization of trade integration in Africa. We offer the complete evaluation of available indicators and methodologies. The indicators include those that have recently emerged from network analysis like indicators of trade in value-added commodities. It is concluded that Africa is characterized by weak trade integration, particularly with the rest ofthe world. This is naturally explained by high trading costs that are evaluated by… 
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