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On the trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements

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  • Dai, Mian
  • Yotov, Yoto V.
  • Zylkin, Thomas

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Trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements (FTAs) have not been thoroughly examined empirically. Using a novel empirical approach, we confirm that FTAs divert trade away from non-member countries and even more so from internal trade (domestic sales) in member countries.

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  • Dai, Mian & Yotov, Yoto V. & Zylkin, Thomas, 2014. "On the trade-diversion effects of free trade agreements," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 122(2), pages 321-325.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:2:p:321-325
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.12.024
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    Keywords

    International trade; Gravity; Free trade agreements; Trade diversion;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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