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Title of the article Benefits for «Big» and «Small» Countries from Integration within ASEAN
Pages 86-95
Author Irina Pavlovna Shopina
Economic Research Institute FEB RAS
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Abstract The example of ASEAN countries empirically confirms the fact that benefits for a «small» country from economic integration with a «big» country exceeds the benefits of the latter. According to the author’s methods of ranking the size of economies, «big» and «small» countries within ASEAN are determined. According to estimates, «small» countries of ASEAN are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (ASEAN-4). Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Brunei (ASEAN-6) are «big» countries. By the methods of B. Balassa trade effects of integration are calculated. The trade creation effect is found in three of the four «small» countries (Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) and in four of the six «big» countries (Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia). When assessing the effects at the level of subgroups ASEAN-6 and ASEAN-4 the trade creation effect is more pronounced for ASEAN-4, and the trade diversion effect for both subgroups is feebly marked
Code 339.92
DOI 10.14530/se.2008.3.086-095
Keywords Free trade agreement ♦ ASEAN ♦ AFTA ♦ «small» country ♦ «big» country ♦ trade creation effect ♦ trade diversion effect
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For citation Shopina I.P. Benefits for «Big» and «Small» Countries from Integration within ASEAN. Prostranstvennaya Ekonomika = Spatial Economics, 2008, no. 3, pp. 86-95. DOI: 10.14530/se.2008.3.086-095. (In Russian).
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