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Endogenous trading bloc formation in a North-South global economy

  • Satya P. Das

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Subhadip Ghosh

    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

Majority of the trading blocs to date are between similar countries, rather than between developed and developing countries. This paper provides a rationale for why trading blocs among similar countries may arise as an equilibrium phenomenon. It develops a model of an asymmetric world economy, in which there are at least four countries. The countries are differentiated with respect to their market size and market structure.

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Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 03-04.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:03-04
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