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Title: The composition of EU-North Africa trade since 1990
Authors: Bianchi, Philip (2015)
Keywords: Africa, North -- Economic conditions
Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Bianchi, P. (2015). The composition of EU-North Africa trade since 1990 (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This study analyses the composition of EU-North Africa trade since 1990, with particular focus on the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Arab Republic of Egypt. It seeks to describe this composition by analysing the regulatory framework governing trade, and whether developments in this framework have contributed to actual changes in trade levels m Egypt and Algeria. It provides an overview of literature relating to the topic area, identifying developments in the regulatory framework governing EU North Africa trade since 1990, as well as political and socio-economic events that may have influenced this framework. The study methodology is conducted primarily through desk research and utilises a mixed methods approach. In order to cross-compare data between the EU and Egypt/ Algeria, all data is inflation-adjusted. The timeframe for this data is 1990-2013. Four indicators were selected for analysis, including Exports (measured in value in Euros), Imports (measured in value in Euros), GDP (constant 1990 US$) and the 'Trade Openness Ratio'. In order to identify main features such as trends between two or more variables, time-series graphs and tables are utilised. It was found that the composition of EU-North Africa trade has changed considerably since 1990 and results support the conclusion that developments in the regulatory framework governing EU trade with Algeria and Egypt have contributed to actual changes in trade levels in these two countries, while also contributing to increased economic growth and market accessibility. Increased cooperation between the EU and Algeria/Egypt was found to have directly contributed to the strengthening of the institutions upon which Algeria's and Egypt's economies depend on in order to provide incentives for liberalisation.
Description: B.EUR.STUD.(HONS)
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/89558
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