PhD Seminar (Econ)
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This seminar will investigate the effect of different types of trade impediments on Indonesia’s trade flows. The analysis will look at tariff measures, non-tariff measures, and a lack of trade facilitation measures and group them into at-the-border barriers and behind-the-border barriers. A gravity model is applied to a panel dataset that covers 177 of Indonesia’s trade partners from 2007 to 2016. The main results show that Indonesia’s trade flows are sensitive to trade impediments such as tariffs and non-tariff measures as well as to a lack of trade facilitation measures. Behind-the-border non-tariff measures are found to be particularly harmful to trade flows. Providing trade facilitation measures at the border is more effective than behind-the-border provision.