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The Uneven Roles of FTAs: Selection Effect or "Learning" Effect?

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  • Faqin Lin

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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Previous studies on the role of FTAs in promoting members' international trade have usually focused on FTA premium, ignoring the difference between selection effects - trade developments before the formation of FTAs - and "learning" effects - trade growth after the formation of FTAs. This paper considers this difference, using a large bilateral trade panel comprising data covering more than 50 years from 178 countries. South–South FTAs and North–South FTAs are most related to the selection effect while North–North FTAs have a significant "learning" effect.

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  • Faqin Lin, 2010. "The Uneven Roles of FTAs: Selection Effect or "Learning" Effect?," School of Economics Working Papers 2010-19, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2010-19
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    Free trade agreements; selection effect; learning effect;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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