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Measurement of the Trade Flows between the EU and Mercosur through Gravitation Analysis

  • Nevena Stancheva
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    This paper discusses the main factors that determine the interregional trade flows between EU and Mercosur. We apply the gravity model framework (cross-section and panel data) to examine the interregional integration effects on the trade volume for the period 1995-2005. The results show that further trade liberalization will be beneficial for both regional blocks. We found evidences for trade creation effect and “death of the distance” effect.

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    Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Thought.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 66-89

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    Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2007:i:6:p:66-89
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