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Euro Effects on the Intensive and Extensive Margins of Trade

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  • Flam, Harry

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    (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University)

  • Nordström, Håkan

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    (Swedish Board of Trade)

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We estimate that the euro has increased trade within the eurozone by about 26 per cent and trade between the eurozone and outsiders by about 12 per cent on average for the years 2002-2005 compared to 1995-1998. The percentage increases were maller for products that were exported every year during the sample period than for products that were not, indicating significant and substantial effects on the extensive margin of trade. The euro effects were concentrated to semi-finished and finished products, in particular to industries with highly processed products such as pharmaceuticals and machinery.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in its series Seminar Papers with number 750.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 01 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0750

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  1. Kei-Mu Yi, 2000. "Can vertical specialization explain the growth of world trade?," Staff Reports 96, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Richard E. Baldwin & Virginia Di Nino, 2006. "Euros and Zeros: The Common Currency Effect on Trade in New Goods," NBER Working Papers 12673, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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