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On the trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements

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  • Dai, Mian
  • Yotov, Yoto V.
  • Zylkin, Thomas

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Trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements (FTAs) have not been thoroughly examined empirically. Using a novel empirical approach, we confirm that FTAs divert trade away from non-member countries and even more so from internal trade (domestic sales) in member countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 122 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 321-325

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:2:p:321-325

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Keywords: International trade; Gravity; Free trade agreements; Trade diversion;

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  1. Ketenci, Natalya, 2014. "The Effect of the European Union Customs Union on the Balance of Trade in Turkey," MPRA Paper 54662, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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