Syria-EU Bilateral Trade Relation: An empirical analysis of the changes in export demand between 2006 and 2009
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Gravity model, Syria bilateral trade, EU-27, Economic downturn
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19092DiVA: diva2:542547
Subject / course
2012-05-28, B4043, Jönköping, 13:00 (English)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law