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EU Enlargement: the Effect on Third Countries


  • Thom, R.


This paper analyses the potential of discriminatory EU enlargement to influence these trade flows. In particular, we present evidence to suggest that enlargement to include some, but not all, of the CEEC's may have a greater potential for trade diversion with production in the new member states replacing imports from the excluded CEEC's. This evidence is presented in sections 3 and 4. Prior to that, section 2 outlines the theoretical basis for trade creation and trade diversion.

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  • Thom, R., 2000. "EU Enlargement: the Effect on Third Countries," Papers 00/08, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:00/08

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    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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