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Trade Potential In An Enlarged European Union: A Recent Approach

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  • Enrique Martínez-Galán

    (ISEG-UTL & Portuguese Ministry for Finance)

  • Maria-Paula Fontoura

    (ISEG-UTL)

  • Isabel Proença

    (ISEG- UTL & CEMAPRE)

Abstract

This paper aims to evaluate the trade potential of manufactured products between the members of the EU25 in the threshold of its Eastern enlargement. We estimate, for 2002, a cross-section gravity model, whose coefficients will be used to project the “natural” trade relations between them. Relatively to previous evaluations of trade potential, we include in the gravity model a variable related to the countries’ complementarities in terms of their Commodity Composition of Trade and we opt for a Poisson Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimator. The latter is confronted with the OLS estimator normally used in this type of models.

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  • Enrique Martínez-Galán & Maria-Paula Fontoura & Isabel Proença, 2005. "Trade Potential In An Enlarged European Union: A Recent Approach," International Trade 0508011, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    European Union to 25 members; Trade Potential; Gravity Model; Poisson Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimator; Commodities Composition of Trade in Manufactures.;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation

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