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Preferential Trade Arrangements: Impacts On Agricultural Trade And Income


  • Skripnitchenko, Anatoliy
  • Beladi, Hamid
  • Koo, Won W.


In this article we focus on the effects of preferential trade arrangements on agricultural trade and agricultural income. Given the large number of preferential trade arrangements and complex interactions among them, we attempt to find out whether preferential trade arrangements are beneficial to agricultural trade and income, and are an effective tool to liberalize agricultural trade. The findings suggest that preferential trade arrangements with some exceptions tend to expand agricultural trade and improve agricultural income.

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  • Skripnitchenko, Anatoliy & Beladi, Hamid & Koo, Won W., 2004. "Preferential Trade Arrangements: Impacts On Agricultural Trade And Income," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20260, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20260

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    1. Cardamone, Paola, 2007. "A Survey of the Assessments of the Effectiveness of Preferential Trade Agreements using Gravity Models," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 60(4), pages 421-473.
    2. Abler, David G., 2006. "Approaches to Measuring the Effects of Trade Agreements," Commissioned Papers 140762, Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network.

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