Kore Marc Guei

Kore Marc GueiKore Marc Guei, is now a research fellow at North West University in the Department of Economic and Management Sciences (South Africa). He received his PhD in economics at Nelson Mandela University. His specializing academic fields include international trade and financial economics, and he is now focusing on the effects of the Continental Free Trade Agreement on South Africa. He has published in a variety of economic journal such as the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, Economic Bulletin, International Economic Journal and Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Measuring the Effects of Regional Trade Agreements in South Africa: A Comprehensive Review

There is strong evidence that regional trade agreements in force have caused South Africa to increase its aggregate trade with less efficient member countries at the expense of the more efficient ones. Using disaggregated data the European Union Free Trade Agreement has produced mixed results. Trade in goods classified as beverages/tobacco and manufactured goods (machinery and transport equipment, and miscellaneous manufactured articles) have been diverted from more efficient countries outside the regional trade agreements to less efficient member countries. This article finds evidence of trade expansion only for chemical products. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has diverted trade from more efficient to less efficient member countries in all commodities. Regional trade agreements in South Africa (SADC and the European Union Free Trade Agreement) increase trade with less efficient partners by approximately 4% and 6%, respectively.

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