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Transport infrastructure, intraregional trade, and economic growth: A study of South America
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In October 2000 the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) was launched. The purpose of the IIRSA is to improve integration of the South American countries and intraregional trade between them. One of the ultimate goals is to promote sustainable growth. The purpose of this paper is to find out if a better quantity and quality of transport infrastructure increases intraregional trade in South America. It is found that the quantity of transport infrastructure increases intraregional trade. On the other hand, there is no evidence for the quality of transport infrastructure increasing intraregional trade in South America. Furthermore, this paper investigates whether economic growth can be obtained through more trade. In other words, this paper examines if trade causes growth. The results do not confirm the trade-growth causality for all countries. The difference between the existence of a trade-growth causal relationship or not could be explained by the core commodities that the different South American countries export.

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2010. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Granger causality, gravity equation, intraregional trade, South America, transport infrastructure
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-12608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-12608DiVA: diva2:325723
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-22 Created: 2010-06-19 Last updated: 2010-06-22Bibliographically approved

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