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GTAP Resource #3569

"Assessing the Cost of Post-9/11 Security Measures and the Impact of a North American Security Perimeter - A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis"
by Georges, Patrick, Marcel Mérette and Qi Zhang

There is no empirical study to date that gauges the impact of post 9/11 security measures on trade and on foreign direct investment in Canada and the U.S. The paper proposes to address this gap using a three-region nine-sector General Equilibrium model. In this paper we estimate post 9/11 security-related border costs and assess the impact of eliminating these costs on both trade (exports and imports) and foreign direct investment. Our study does not focus on the specifics of those security measures that should be taken at the Canada-US border and elsewhere in order to decongest the border; instead, our results can be interpreted as giving an estimate of the economic gain of eliminating the post 9/11 security measures if it was possible to design an alternative security scheme, for example the long-discussed North American continental “security perimeter”.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2011 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Venice, Italy
Date: 2011
Created: Zhang, Q. (4/14/2011)
Updated: Zhang, Q. (4/15/2011)
Visits: 2,098
- Trade in services
- Trade in textiles and wearing apparel
- Domestic policy analysis
- Foreign direct investment
- Software and modeling tools
- Calibration and parameter estimation
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- North America

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