THE DISTRIBUTION OF GAINS IN A COMMON MARKET: THE EAST AFRICAN CASE,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The East African common market -- composed of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika -- has existed since 1922. Now that the three countries have gained their independence, the governments are deliberating whether the common market should be maintained and, if so, under what arrangements. While there is general agreement that the common market benefits East Africa as a whole, there is some question concerning how the gains are distributed. Some observers have suggested that, although Kenya derives the lions share of the gains, both Uganda and Tanganyika have gained as well. Others have argued that the gains to Kenya are at the expense of its two partners. In the present study this issue is examined and some suggestions concerning the future operation of the common market are made.