Trade Facilitation and Innovation: Evidence from South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Countries
Shepherd, Ben; Kumar, Utsav; Dime, Roselle | April 2018
This paper examines how trade times affect innovation behavior. Analysis in the paper shows that shorter trade times are associated with the introduction of new products and new management systems. From a policy perspective, results suggest that long-run growth in the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation countries can be supported in part by improving trade facilitation, where performance lags substantially behind the global frontier.
CitationShepherd, Ben; Kumar, Utsav; Dime, Roselle. 2018. Trade Facilitation and Innovation: Evidence from South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Countries. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8308. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
Regional Economic Integration
Economies in transition
Gross domestic product
Economic development projects
Success in business
Communication in economic development
Restraint of trade
International economic integration