Regional Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa
About the project
Since the early 1990s, the number of regional trade agreements has increased significantly in both developed and developing countries. By creating a larger market for trade and investments, these regional relations may accelerate economic growth and improve welfare levels. The research project aims at identifying the drivers of regional integration with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA). Furthermore, it empirically examines the effects on bilateral trade within this regional trade agreement.