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Trade Blocs, Trade Flows, and International Conflict

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  • Mansfield, Edward D.
  • Pevehouse, Jon C.
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    The relationship between foreign trade and political conflict hasbeen a persistent source of controversy among scholars of internationalrelations. For centuries, commercial liberals have claimed that opentrade inhibits hostilities. For just as long, observers have challengedthe liberal position, arguing that unfettered commerce often contributesto belligerence or that trade is unrelated to interstate disputes.Recently, various empirical studies have attempted to resolve thesedebates by analyzing the effects of trade flows on conflict. Thesestudies, however, have largely ignored the institutional context inwhich trade is conducted.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal International Organization.

    Volume (Year): 54 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 04 (September)
    Pages: 775-808

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:intorg:v:54:y:2000:i:04:p:775-808_44

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    1. Reuven Glick & Alan M. Taylor, 2005. "Collateral Damage: Trade Disruption and the Economic Impact of War," NBER Working Papers 11565, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Martin, Philippe & Mayer, Thierry & Thoenig, Mathias, 2010. "The geography of conflicts and free trade agreements," CEPR Discussion Papers 7740, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    4. Richard Baldwin & Dany Jaimovich, 2009. "Are Free Trade Agreements Contagious?," Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd09-057, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
    5. Vicard, Vincent, 2012. "Trade, conflict, and political integration: Explaining the heterogeneity of regional trade agreements," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 54-71.
    6. Ahmed S. Rahman, 2007. "Fighting the Forces of Gravity - Seapower and Maritime Trade between the 18th and 20th Centuries," Departmental Working Papers 17, United States Naval Academy Department of Economics.
    7. Yoram Haftel, 2013. "Commerce and institutions: Trade, scope, and the design of regional economic organizations," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 389-414, September.
    8. Philippe Martin & Thierry Mayer & Mathias Thoenig, 2012. "The Geography of Conflicts and Regional Trade Agreements," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 4(4), pages 1-35, October.

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