Trade liberalization, free trade agreements, and economic growth: The case of Sri Lanka

Nirodha De Silva, Jaime Malaga, Jeff Johnson

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between trade liberalization and economic growth based on Sri Lanka's national data for the period of 1960 to 2010. The study found that trade openness, investment, and interest rates are significant factors positively related to Sri Lanka's economic growth. Moreover, findings of the study confirmed that trade liberalization has a significant positive relationship with economic growth. Furthermore, results implied that the regional and free trade agreements are also significant and positively related to the economic growth of Sri Lanka.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgriculture and Trade
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages241-257
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781629489858
ISBN (Print)9781629489759
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Economic Growth
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Sri Lanka
  • Trade Liberalization
  • Trade Openness

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