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The Uneven Roles of FTAs: Selection Effect or "Learning" Effect?

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  • Faqin Lin

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    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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    Previous studies on the role of FTAs in promoting members' international trade have usually focused on FTA premium, ignoring the difference between selection effects - trade developments before the formation of FTAs - and "learning" effects - trade growth after the formation of FTAs. This paper considers this difference, using a large bilateral trade panel comprising data covering more than 50 years from 178 countries. South–South FTAs and North–South FTAs are most related to the selection effect while North–North FTAs have a significant "learning" effect.

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    Paper provided by University of Adelaide, School of Economics in its series School of Economics Working Papers with number 2010-19.

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    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2010-19

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    Keywords: Free trade agreements; selection effect; learning effect;

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