Seema Sharma


Seema Sharma (Dr.) is presently working as a Professor in Banasthali University, Rajasthan, one of the oldest and most prestigious women’s educational institutions of India. She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from Banasthali University and secured a Gold Medal in M.A. (Economics). She has been teaching post-graduate and under-graduate classes since 1996 and guides Ph.D. scholars and M.Phil. students. Dr. Sharma has contributed to many journals. She has participated in National and International Conferences on various important national and international issues. Her fields of specialisation include Indian Economy, Development Economics and Public Finance.

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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