South-South Trade : Geography Matters

  title={South-South Trade : Geography Matters},
  author={Souleymane Coulibaly},
Intra-subsaharan African trade appears to be very low, an outcome that is often attributed to the size of the exporting and the importing economies. If that were the explanation, there would be no untapped trade potential. We argue instead that the main determinants of this “missing trade” are geographical and infrastructure-related impediments. Being landlocked and poor translates into high trade costs. In this paper, we try to measure the impact of geographical impediments on South-South… CONTINUE READING
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