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The Economic Effects of a Spanish Trade Boycott against Catalan Products

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  • Xavier Cuadras Moraté
  • Modest Guinjoan

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We study the potential consequences of a hypothetical trade boycott against Catalan products organized by some sectors of the Spanish society mainly for political reasons. A symmetric trade boycott would have two effects: a reduction of Catalan exports to Spain and a partial process of import substitution in Catalonia. In order to quantify the economic impact of the boycott, we compare the "actual" Catalan economy, as described in the input-output table for 2005, with a "simulated" Catalan economy that takes into account the effects of a boycott on the trade exchanges between Catalonia and Spain.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 561.

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Date of creation: May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bge:wpaper:561

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