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dc.contributor.supervisor Tran, Kien Kumah, Innocent S. University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2017-09-15T17:27:14Z 2017-09-15T17:27:14Z 2017
dc.description.abstract The countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) have set on course processes to become a currency union. Among other conditions, the optimal currency theory proposes high trade integrations between the candidate countries of a currency union because it facilitates the synchronization of the business cycles of the countries which is needed for an effective currency union. To assess the levels of trade integrations between the countries of the WAMZ, this study constructs an export frontier for each of the countries of the WAMZ using each country’s aggregated export data for at least 45 countries over the period 2000-2014. The study applies the Battese and Coelli (1992) model as well as the Kumbhakar (1990) model. The trade efficiency estimates between the countries of the WAMZ indicate various degrees of trade integrations. Overall, the results suggest a poorly integrated region from a trade standpoint. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject bilateral trade flows en_US
dc.subject currency unions en_US
dc.subject frontier analysis en_US
dc.subject monetary unions en_US
dc.subject trade potentials en_US
dc.subject West Africa en_US
dc.title Measuring trade potentials between West African Monetary Zone countries using the stochastic frontier gravity model en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0501 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0505 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0511 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US

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