Measuring fixed costs for firms' use of a free trade agreement : threshold regression approach
In this paper, by employing the threshold regression method, we estimate the average tariff equivalent of fixed costs for the use of a free trade agreement (FTA) among all existing FTAs in the world. It is estimated to be 3.2%. This global estimate serves as a reference rate in the evaluation of each FTAâ€™s fixed costs.
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