The Impact of Infrastructure on Trade and Economic Growth in Selected Economies in Asia

33 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2015

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Normaz Wana Ismail

University Putra Malaysia - Faculty of Economics and Management

Jamilah Mohd Mahyideen

MARA University of Technology

Date Written: December 30, 2015

Abstract

Infrastructure plays a key role in facilitating trade, especially since recent trade liberalization in Asia has resulted in significant tariff reductions. This study quantifies the impacts of both hard and soft infrastructure on trade volume for exporters and importers in the region as well as on various economic growth indicators.

Keywords: infrastructure, trade facilitation, hard infrastructure, soft infrastructure

JEL Classification: O18, O53, R53

Suggested Citation

Ismail, Normaz Wana and Mahyideen, Jamilah Mohd, The Impact of Infrastructure on Trade and Economic Growth in Selected Economies in Asia (December 30, 2015). ADBI Working Paper 553. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709294 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2709294

Normaz Wana Ismail (Contact Author)

University Putra Malaysia - Faculty of Economics and Management ( email )

Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Jamilah Mohd Mahyideen

MARA University of Technology ( email )

Negeri Sembilan Branch, Seremban 3 Campus
Persiaran Seremban Tiga/1
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300
Malaysia
060192699785 (Phone)

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