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The Trade Effects of Endogenous Preferential Trade Agreements

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  • Peter Egger
  • Mario Larch
  • Kevin E. Staub
  • Rainer Winkelmann

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Structural new trade theory models have never been used to evaluate and quantify the role of preferential trade agreement (PTA) membership for trade in a way which is consistent with general equilibrium. Apart from filling this gap, the present paper aims at delivering an empirical model which takes into account both that PTA membership is endogenous and that the world matrix of bilateral trade flows contains numerous zero entries. These features are treated in an encompassing way by means of (possibly two-part) Poisson pseudomaximum likelihood estimation with endogenous binary indicator variables in the empirical model. (JEL F11, F13, F15)

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  • Peter Egger & Mario Larch & Kevin E. Staub & Rainer Winkelmann, 2011. "The Trade Effects of Endogenous Preferential Trade Agreements," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 3(3), pages 113-143, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aejpol:v:3:y:2011:i:3:p:113-43
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/pol.3.3.113
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    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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