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CEECS integration into regional production networks. Trade effects of EU-accesion

  • Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso


    (Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • Anca M. Voicu


    (Department of Economics Rollins College)

  • Martina Vidovic


    (Department of Economics Rollins College)

We estimate a gravity model that incorporates the extensive margin of trade and accounts for firm heterogeneity to evaluate the effect of the EU-accession on CEECs trade in intermediates and final goods for the period 1999-2009. The importance of production networks is captured by including imports of intermediates as a determinant of a country’s exports of final goods. We find a positive and significant effect of the EU-accession on CEECs trade in intermediate and final goods. Hence, the elimination of “behind the border” trade barriers has a positive impact on increasing not only trade volumes but also trade varieties.

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Paper provided by Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) in its series Working Papers with number 2012/04.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:jau:wpaper:2012/04
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