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The Geography of UK International Trade

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  • Henry Overman
  • L. Alan Winters

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This paper examines how the geography of UK international trade has changed since the UK¿s accession tothe European Economic Community using a newly constructed data set that gives a detailed breakdown ofthe UK¿s imports and exports by both port of entry and exit and commodity. Our results suggest thatbetween 1970 and 1992 overall imports and exports re-orientated in favour of ports located nearer to thecontinent. The vast majority of individual commodities also saw a similar re-orientation.

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  • Henry Overman & L. Alan Winters, 2004. "The Geography of UK International Trade," CEP Discussion Papers dp0606, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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    Keywords

    UK trade; EEC; economic geography;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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