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Tighter Border Security and Its Effect on Canadian Exports


  • Michael Burt


This paper assesses the impact that tighter border security in a post-9/11 world has had on Canada's exports to the United States. Export flows are examined in a variety of ways, including aggregate exports, exports by port, and exports by commodity. After accounting for economic growth in the United States and relative prices between the two countries, this paper finds little evidence that tighter border security has reduced export volumes.

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  • Michael Burt, 2009. "Tighter Border Security and Its Effect on Canadian Exports," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 35(2), pages 149-169, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:35:y:2009:i:2:p:149-169

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    2. Georges, Patrick & Mérette, Marcel, 2012. "Toward a North American Security Perimeter? Assessing the trade, FDI, and welfare impacts of liberalizing 9/11 security measures," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2514-2526.
    3. Zhiqi Chen & Horatiu A. Rus & Anindya Sen, 2016. "Border Effects Before and After 9/11: Panel Data Evidence Across Industries," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(10), pages 1456-1481, October.
    4. Anderson, William P. & Maoh, Hanna F. & Burke, Charles M., 2014. "Passenger car flows across the Canada–US border: The effect of 9/11," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 50-56.

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