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Paper 3 – Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad, A K M Nazrul Islam and Muhammad Al Amin

Publication Period: September 2012

The paper analyses the indices of trends and patterns of India-Bangladesh bilateral agriculture trade, and estimates the short and long-run elasticities of the determinants of this trade by using descriptive statistics and econometric estimations. It has come up with a number of policy recommendations to stimulate and promote agricultural trade between the two countries, particularly in view of the recent offer of duty-free market access by India to Bangladesh.

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