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Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Latin American Countries

Carrillo-Tudela, C and Li, CA (2002) Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Latin American Countries. UNSPECIFIED. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers 542.


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We apply the gravity model to examine the effects of the Andean Community and Mercosur on both intra-regional and intra-industrial trade in the period 1980-1997. After accounting for size and distance effects, the Andean Community preferential trade agreements had a significant effect on both the differentiated and reference products, in particular capital intensive goods. In contrast, Mercosur preferential trade agreements only had a positive effect on the capital intensive subcategory of the reference products.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: F14 F15; gravity model; bilateral trade; trade blocks; Andean Community and Mercosur
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 16:26
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:31

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