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Are EU-15 and CEEC agricultural exports in competition? Evidence for 1995-2005


  • Marie-Line Duboz

    () (CRESE)

  • Julie Le Gallo

    () (CRESE)


This paper analyses the extent of agricultural competition between EU-15 countries and CEECs during the period 1995–2005 in the light of future EU membership. Finger and Kreinin's index is computed with the BACI database provided by CEPII. The results indicate that Mediterranean countries (Greece, Italy and Spain) have little to fear from EU enlargement to Eastern Europe despite their low production costs. Competition proves to be greater for Northern European countries (Austria, Germany and France) whose exports are similar to those of the New Member States.

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  • Marie-Line Duboz & Julie Le Gallo, 2011. "Are EU-15 and CEEC agricultural exports in competition? Evidence for 1995-2005," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(1), pages 134-146.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00694

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    1. Laure Latruffe & Sophia Davidova & Elodie Douarin & Matthew Gorton, 2008. "Farm expansion in Lithuania after accession to the EU: The role of CAP payments in alleviating potential credit constraints," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 08-06, INRA UMR SMART-LERECO.
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    1. Martijn J. Burger & Bert van der Knaap & Ronald S. Wall, 2013. "Revealed competition for greenfield investments between European regions," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 13(4), pages 619-648, July.
    2. Sandrina Moreira & Nádia Simões & Nuno Crespo, 2015. "A contribution to a multidimensional analysis of trade competition," Working Papers Series 2 15-01, ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).

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    Competition; agricultural trade; enlargement;

    JEL classification:

    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture


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