Trade Liberalization in Egypt Journal Article uri icon



  • A computable general equilibrium model of Egypt is developed to analyze proposed reforms in its trade policies, including a partnership agreement with the European Union. The model has multiple trading regions and allows for administrative trade barriers and tariffs. The paper reports computations of the revenue impacts of trade liberalization and the required changes in distortionary commodity taxes to maintain a fixed real government budget. Egypt’s greatest potential gains come from removing its administrative trade barriers while adopting globally free trade. The partnership agreement with the EU could lower or raise Egypt’s welfare, depending on prior trade reform.

publication date

  • October 1, 1997

has restriction

  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • July 11, 2014 11:53 AM

Full Author List

  • Maskus KE; Konan DE

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1363-6669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-9361

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 275

end page

  • 293


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