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The Pure Effects of European Integration on Intra-EU Core and Periphery Trade


  • Peter H. Egger
  • Michael Pfaffermayr


This paper analyzes the effects of EU integration on intra-EU trade volumes with a special focus on trade within and between the core and the periphery countries. We find that in all phases of integration core-periphery and intra-periphery growth of trade has experienced stronger positive effects than intra-core trade. An extrapolation of the estimation results suggests that intra-periphery trade and intracore trade will intensify in course of ”typical” additional enlargements at the expense of core-periphery trade. This suggests that either the old core will change or a second, new one may form.
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  • Peter H. Egger & Michael Pfaffermayr, 2013. "The Pure Effects of European Integration on Intra-EU Core and Periphery Trade," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(6), pages 701-712, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:36:y:2013:i:6:p:701-712

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    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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