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Changes in the structure of world trade in agri-food products: evidence from gravity modelling in a long term perspective, 1950-2000

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  • Raúl Serrano

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    (Department of Business Administration,Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Vicente Pinilla

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    (Department of Applied Economics and Economic History, Universidad de Zaragoza)

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This study examines the reasons for changes in the composition of international trade in agricultural and food products. We use a Gravity Model to compare the impact of the key factors in bilateral agri-food trade, which we split into three main product groups, between 1963 and 2000 for a representative sample of 40 countries. Our results show how intervention and/or protectionism, the level of participation in intra-industrial trade and the effects of national and per capita income growth have determined the rise in high value-added products and processed goods and the declining share of traditional, basic commodities.

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Paper provided by Asociación Española de Historia Económica in its series Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) with number 0905.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ahe:dtaehe:0905

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Keywords: Agri-food trade; Gravity Model; GATT; Regional Trade Agreements; home market effect;

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  1. Raúl Serrano & Vicente Pinilla, 2013. "New directions of trade for the agri-food industry: a disaggregated approach for different income countries, 1963-2000," Documentos de Trabajo dt2013-02, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.

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