Does regional integration affect efficiency and productivity growth? Empirical evidence from south asia
MetadataShow full item record
This article examines the impact of intra-regional trade creation initiatives through the South Asian free trade agreement on various aspects of efficiency and productivity growth in South Asia. Applying both stochastic frontier and data envelopment analyses on panel data, this study finds that most countries in South Asia have suffered from a total factor productivity decline, even after the 2006 implementation of the regional free trade agreement. There are, however, substantial variations in technical inefficiencies and total factor productivity growth among the South Asian countries, suggesting possibilities of productivity improvement for lagging countries through cross-border resource flows.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Adaptation of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) to short season dryland Mediterranean-type environments.Gunasekera, Chandra Padmini (2003)Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) has recently been identified as a potential and profitable alternative oilseed crop in the grain growing regions of Australia. To date, no research has been reported on adaptation of ...
The application of multi-mission satellite data assimilation for studying water storage changes over South AmericaKhaki, M.; Awange, Joseph (2019)© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Constant monitoring of total water storage (TWS; surface, groundwater, and soil moisture) is essential for water management and policy decisions, especially due to the impacts of climate change and ...
Spatio-temporal constraints on lithospheric development in the southwest-central Yilgarn Craton, Western AustraliaMole, D.; Fiorentini, M.; Thebaud, N.; McCuaig, T.; Cassidy, K.; Kirkland, Chris; Wingate, M.; Romano, S.; Doublier, M.; Belousova, E. (2012)The Archean western Yilgarn Craton contains an extensive record of supracrustal formation from ca 3730 to ca 2675 Ma, as well as evidence of an ensialic crustal component as old as ca 4400 Ma. These features make the ...