Economic and Financial Review

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Determinants of bilateral trade performance of the member countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)


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This study sought to identify the drivers of import demand in the region, as a basis for proposing achievable alternative strategies for enhancing the level of intra-regional trade in the Zone. The study estimated a global import trade model for the Zone to establish the key determinants of its import demand. Using the pooled regression technique, the study analysed quarterly data spanning the period 1985 to 2012, for the five original member countries of the WAMZ.