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A Re-evaluation of the impact of regional agreements on trade patterns

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  • Lionel Fontagné

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique)

  • Soledad Zignago

    () (CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique)

Abstract

Estimating the influence of regional agreements on trade patterns leads to a wide range of difficulties. We sort out some of the latter by relying on detailed trade data at the sector level, using a panel of 135 countries trading within 26 ISIC industries over the period 1976-2000. A first strategy consists in relying on a "traditional gravity" setting , augmented with internal trade flows. A second strategy relies on a theoretically founded border effect framework. Lastly dyadic fixed effects make it possible to control for unobserved characteristics of country pairs, hence for the endogeneity of arrangements among the various trade partners.

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  • Lionel Fontagné & Soledad Zignago, 2007. "A Re-evaluation of the impact of regional agreements on trade patterns," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00270499, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00270499
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    Keywords

    Regional Integration; Border Effects; Gravity; gravité; effets frontières; Intégration régionale;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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