Impact on Intra-European Trade Agreements, 1990-2005: Policy Implications for the Western Balkans and Ukraine

 
Author/Editor: Herderschee, Han ; Qiao, Zhaogang
 
Publication Date: May 01, 2007
 
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Summary: The paper provides quantitative estimates of the impact of the European trade agreements on trade flows. It applies both static and dynamic panel estimation techniques. The results are useful to policymakers because new intra-European trade agreements are being negotiated. In the absence of a further expansion of the European Union, estimates of alternative policies may help to clarify the policy debate. The paper also illustrates that the performance of individual countries under the trade agreements can be explained in terms of their macroeconomic environment. The conclusions are likely to be relevant to the western Balkan countries and Ukraine.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 07/126
Subject(s): Trade relations | Europe | Ukraine | Bilateral trade agreements | Customs policy | Monetary unions | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): Trade agreements | gravity model | bilateral trade | customs union | currency union
 
English
Publication Date: May 01, 2007
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2007126 Pages: 43
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