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A Euro-Mediterranean deal in agro-food and fisheries trade: Long run impacts in Greece


  • Kitou, Elisavet
  • Philippidis, George


We employ a heavily modified ‘agricultural’ variant of the GTAP model and a realistic baseline scenario to assess the impact on the Greek economy from a hypothetical ‘hub and spoke’ and a ‘FTA’ EUMED agro-food and fisheries trade agreement. Long run estimates show that Greek agro-food and fisheries sectors are not seriously affected, where surprisingly, trade diversionary losses to Greece from the FTA scenario are minor given minimal south-south trade links between Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC). Further research shows that under complete CAP decoupling, notable additional welfare gains for MPC are realised, whilst Greece stands to lose approximately €300 million.

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  • Kitou, Elisavet & Philippidis, George, 2010. "A Euro-Mediterranean deal in agro-food and fisheries trade: Long run impacts in Greece," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 11(1), January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aergaa:118572

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    1. Francois, Joseph F. & McQueen, Matthew & Wignaraja, Ganeshan, 2005. "European Union-developing country FTAs: overview and analysis," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1545-1565, October.
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