PhD Seminar (Econ)
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This empirical research concerns the study of international trade focusing on the impact of trade liberalisation through regional/multilateral economic integrations including AFTA, RCEP, TPP and WTO on exports of three sub-regions of the ASEAN region. The study utilises SITC two-digit level exports and relevant macroeconomic data for 20 years preceding the formation of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. The empirical research employs general equilibrium gravity model in stochastic, Pseudo-Poisson Maximum Likelihood, random effects, and fixed effects setups. It draws salient results on trade creation and diversion effects along with linkages between exports, FDI, tourism and environmental externalities.