Qamar Alam


Qamar Alam is an Assistant Professor in Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India. He is a life member of The Indian Economic Association.His research interestsliein the fields of International Trade and Macroeconomics. His current work focuses on topics such as the gravity model of trade, inflation, and trade openness. He has published several research papers in journals of repute including indexed journals and chapters in books.He has presented several research papers at national and internal conferences. Dr.Alam completed his B.A. (Hons.),M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Aligarh Muslim University. He holds two other degrees of Bachelor of Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking, Risk, Insurance, and Management from the same university.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Measuring Trade Flows Between India and Latin American and Caribbean Countries

This study has been undertaken to analyse the bilateral trade flows between India and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries and the period of study is from 2001 to 2019. The trade tool used is the augmented gravity model and the study specifically covers four countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago. The three Latin American countries were chosen because India’s trade with them is higher than with any other LAC countries, and because they offer high potential. Trinidad & Tobago is a large, well-recognised island, and offers greater potential than other Caribbean nations. We have taken export, import and total trade as dependent variables between India and each country considered, in three different equations, and a few independent and dummy variables have also been employed. The results show that GDP, GNP, per capita GDP/GNP and openness of the economy all play a very significant role in affecting bilateral trade. Also, though trade agreements do not have much effect, openness of trade and liberal trade policies are important.

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