Independence and trade: new evidence from French colonial trade data
Lavallée, Emmanuelle; Lochard, Julie (2012), Independence and trade: new evidence from French colonial trade data, ETSG 2012 Fourteenth Annual Conference, 2012, Leuven, BELGIUM
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference titleETSG 2012 Fourteenth Annual Conference
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Equipe de Recherche sur l’Utilisation des Données Individuelles en lien avec la Théorie Economique [ERUDITE]
Abstract (EN)The consequences on international trade of country breaks-up have receivedan increasing attention. This paper investigates the effect of independence on bilateral trade of former French colonies with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.Thanks to an original dataset including data on pre-independence bilateraltrade we obtain more accurate results. We also show that former Frenchcolonies in Sub-Saharan Africa exhibit distinctive post-colonial trade patternsas compared to other former French colonies.
Subjects / KeywordsTrade; French Empire; Decolonization
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