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Tighter Border Security and Its Effect on Canadian Exports

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  • Michael Burt
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    This paper assesses the impact that tighter border security in a post-9/11 world has had on Canada's exports to the United States. Export flows are examined in a variety of ways, including aggregate exports, exports by port, and exports by commodity. After accounting for economic growth in the United States and relative prices between the two countries, this paper finds little evidence that tighter border security has reduced export volumes.

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    Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 149-169

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    Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:35:y:2009:i:2:p:149-169

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    1. Georges, Patrick & Mérette, Marcel, 2012. "Toward a North American Security Perimeter? Assessing the trade, FDI, and welfare impacts of liberalizing 9/11 security measures," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2514-2526.

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