Preferential Trade Agreements, Employment and Productivity: Evaluating The Impacts of AGOA and It's Apperal Provisions On African Firms

  • Francis Mulangu
Keywords: Preferentil trade agreements, employment, productivity, firms, Africa


We evalute the impacts of  general African Growth and Opportunities Act(AGOA) eligibility for its apparel provision on firm-level empowerment and productivity. based on the Stolper-Samuelson theorem, we hypoyhesized tht AGOA would positively affect firm  employment  and productivity. In Order to unbiasedly evaluate the impact of the policies and address both the limitations associated with non-experimental data and potential spillover effects, we useda difference-in-difference specification to specifically account for both country-level and industry-level confounders in our empirical analysis.