Do Customs Union Members Engage in More Bilateral Trade than Free‐Trade Agreement Members?

This paper provides the first empirical analysis directly comparing the effects of customs unions (CUs) and free‐trade agreements (FTAs) on members’ bilateral trade, while addressing the biases arising from log‐linearization of the gravity model and crucial time‐invariant unobservables. Since Fioren...

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Volume: 18
Main Author: Roy, Jayjit
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.09.2010
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published in: Review of international economics Vol. 18; no. 4; pp. 663 - 681
Data of publication: September 2010
ISSN: 0965-7576
EISSN: 1467-9396
Discipline: Business
Bibliography: The author wishes to thank Scott Baier and Jeffrey Bergstrand for generously providing the data, participants at the Conference on Regional Trade Agreements, Migration and Remittances with Special Focus on CAFTA and Latin America, Huntsville, Texas, April 2008, conference participants at the 2008 Southern Economic Association Meetings, and seminar participants at SMU. The author is especially grateful to Daniel Millimet, Jeffrey Bergstrand, and two anonymous referees for helpful comments.
Series: Review of International Economics
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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