Effects of Regional Free Trade Agreements on Industrial Structure: An Extension of Krugman's Economic Geography Model (1991)
AbstractExtending Krugman (1991)'s economic geography model, this paper examines a stability of an industrial structure resulting from production shifting-in effect of a formation of regional trade agreements. This paper claims that non-higher external trade costs against non-member countries may need in order to secure the divergence of industries into the area of a regional trade agreement.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National University of Singapore, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number wp0113.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2001
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Economic Geography; Regional Trade Agreements;
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- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-11-21 (All new papers)
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