Are EU-15 and CEEC agricultural exports in competition? Evidence for 1995-2005
AbstractThis paper analyses the extent of agricultural competition between EU-15 countries and CEECs during the period 1995–2005 in the light of future EU membership. Finger and Kreinin's index is computed with the BACI database provided by CEPII. The results indicate that Mediterranean countries (Greece, Italy and Spain) have little to fear from EU enlargement to Eastern Europe despite their low production costs. Competition proves to be greater for Northern European countries (Austria, Germany and France) whose exports are similar to those of the New Member States.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Competition; agricultural trade; enlargement;
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- P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
- Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
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