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Syria-EU Bilateral Trade Relation: An empirical analysis of the changes in export demand between 2006 and 2009
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores the impact of economic downturn in the EU-27 on Syrian trade and

the sensitivity of oil and petroleum products to this downturn. This is carried out using a

derivation of the gravity model to determine the export demand. Syrian export with its

top 30 trading partners as well as the EU-27 are taken into consideration along with

various other trade determinants when measuring the changes in total export volume.

The study finds that EU-27 is an important source of demand for Syria, but a downturn

in the EU economy will not necessarily have a detrimental effect on Syrian economy.

On the other hand, oil plays a far more important role on the country’s exports and its

demand is less sensitive to economic fluctuations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Gravity model, Syria bilateral trade, EU-27, Economic downturn
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19092OAI: diva2:542547
Subject / course
IHH, Economics
2012-05-28, B4043, Jönköping, 13:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-09 Created: 2012-08-01 Last updated: 2012-08-09Bibliographically approved

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