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Evaluating Participation in African Economic Integration Schemes: The Case of the North African Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).

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Abstract

This article makes an attempt to assess the significance of economic integration among African countries, taking the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) of 1989 as a case study, judged from the perspective of one member country--Algeria. The main conclusion to emerge from the empirical findings is that, while the existence of trade expansion effects can be demonstrated, their impact on the Algerian economy is quite modest. Copyright 1999 by Oxford University Press.

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