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The Political Economy of Trade Regimes in Central Europe

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  • Csaba, László

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This paper evaluates the robustness of trade liberalization in Central Europe and the role of the Europe Agreements (EAs) in institutionalizing this process. It finds a) that institutions are still fragile in Central Europe; b) that the EAs are not a great force for liberalism (on either side); and c) that there is a danger that trade policy will become submerged by other, apparently more important, issues. In this context abolition of governmental agencies with a stake in free trade is seen as a step in the wrong direction.

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  • Csaba, László, 1994. "The Political Economy of Trade Regimes in Central Europe," CEPR Discussion Papers 1017, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1017
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    1. Lemoine, Françoise, 1998. "Integrating Central and Eastern Europe In the European Trade and Production Network," UCAIS Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, Working Paper Series qt5r66s4ng, UCAIS Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley.
    2. Françoise Lemoine, 1996. "Trade Policy and Trade Patterns During Transition: a Comparison Between China and the CEECs," Working Papers 1996-02, CEPII research center.
    3. Karp, Larry & Paul, Thierry, 1998. "Labor adjustment and gradual reform: when is commitment important?," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 333-362, December.
    4. Marc Duponcel, 1997. "Les accords européens et l'élargissement de l'Union européenne aux PECO [Le cas de l'agriculture hongroise]," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 240(1), pages 15-20.

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    Keywords

    CEFTA; Central Europe; EU; Export Promotion; Free Trade; Liberalization; Lobbies; Protectionism; Sequencing; Transformation;

    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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