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Gradualism and dynamic trade adjustment: Revisiting the pro-trade effect of free trade agreements

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Do pro-trade effects of free trade agreements reflect timing of policy or dynamic trade adjustment? Only the latter involves dynamic welfare gains. I find that dynamic trade adjustment is as important as the immediate impact effect of free trade agreements.

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  • Jung, Benjamin, 2012. "Gradualism and dynamic trade adjustment: Revisiting the pro-trade effect of free trade agreements," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 63-66.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:63-66
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.013
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    Keywords

    International bilateral trade; Free trade agreements; Trust; Dynamic panel data;
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    JEL classification:

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

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