S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Assessing the Impact of the Revised WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA) Towards Koreas IT Industry: A Partial Equilibrium Model
ITA확대협상이 한국IT산업에 미치는 경제적 효과분석: 부분균형분석
- 국제대학원 국제학과
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국제대학원
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제대학원 국제학과, 2016. 2. 안덕근.
- Korea is a small yet important IT country
it is the fourth largest exporter and seventh largest importer of IT products covered in the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). Although ITA has contributed to increasing global IT trade and has benefited consumers around the world, some industries have been subjected to increasing competition from strong IT countries. This is the case for Korea, a country that is being sandwiched between China and Japan in the global IT market.
The objective of this research paper is to simulate the effects of ITA2, which is an expansion of ITA1, on Koreas IT industry using the World Integrated Trade Solution SMART (Software for Market Analysis and Restrictions on Trade) program – a partial equilibrium modeling tool – to measure Koreas trade competitiveness against China and Japan. The partial equilibrium approach can generate useful insights on the relatively complex, multi-country trade policy changes at the industry level.