Does corruption facilitate trade for the new EU members?
AbstractThe paper uses a gravity model to examine the role of corruption in the direction of trade in a data set comprising OECD economies, new EU members and developing nations. Contrary to a number of studies, the findings suggest that membership of the RTAs does not always increase bilateral trade whereas reducing a country's corruption does tend to increase trade flows. The results suggest that EU membership, with the associated improvement in the perceived level of corruption, should have a positive impact on Romania and Bulgaria. --
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Date of creation: 2011
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trade; corruption; EU membership;
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- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
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- NEP-ALL-2012-01-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2012-01-03 (International Trade)
- NEP-TRA-2012-01-03 (Transition Economics)
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