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Who wins in South-South trade agreements? New evidence for MERCOSUR



Using a detailed database on intra-MERCOSUR tariffs, we estimate the effect of tariff preferences on the origin of imports of MERCOSUR members. The results show tariff preferences affected imports patterns in the cases of Argentina and Uruguay, and to a less extent also those of Brazil. For the first two countries the results support the hypothesis that MERCOSUR has produced a diversion of trade, no similar evidence is found for Brazil and Paraguay.

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  • Pedro E. Moncarz & Marcel Vaillant, 2010. "Who wins in South-South trade agreements? New evidence for MERCOSUR," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 13, pages 305-334, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cem:jaecon:v:13:y:2010:n:2:p:305-334

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    1. Adriana Peluffo, 2011. "Integración regional y difusión de tecnología: el caso uruguayo," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 11-10, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
    2. Alberto Portugal & Jose-Daniel Reyes & Gonzalo Varela, 2015. "Uruguay," World Bank Other Operational Studies 23349, The World Bank.

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    MERCOSUR; tariff preferences; trade patterns; monopolistic competition;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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