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Completing the European internal market : Some notes on trade policy

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This paper examines international trade policy within a completed European internal market. The Ethier-Horn argument for internal tariffs in a customs union is shown to be inapplicable to most of the EC's existing, cost-increasing barriers to trade. The implications are examined of abolishing both Article 115, which prevents trade deflection, and Monetary Compensatory Amounts on agricultural trade. National production subsidies are examined in the context of the free intra-EC mobility of capital and skilled labor. Subsidies are doubly harmful to a small open economy in the presence of factor mobility. Moreover, even where rent-snatching subsidies may be profitable for the EC as a whole, subsidy wars could erupt between member states as they compete for rent-generating industries.
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  • Winters, L. Alan, 1988. "Completing the European internal market : Some notes on trade policy," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 1477-1499, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:32:y:1988:i:7:p:1477-1499
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    1. Leland, Hayne E, 1972. "The Dynamics of a Revenue Maximizing Firm," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 13(2), pages 376-385, June.
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    1. Langhammer, Rolf J., 1989. "Auswirkungen der EG-Binnenmarkt-Integration auf den Außenhandel der Entwicklungsländer," Kiel Working Papers 369, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Hughes Hallett,Andrew J., 1992. "The impact of EC-92 on developing countries'trade : a dissenting view," Policy Research Working Paper Series 885, The World Bank.

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