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

Carrillo-Tudela, Carlos and Li, Carmen A (2004) 'Trade Blocks and the Gravity Model: Evidence from Latin American Countries.' Journal of Economic Integration, 19 (4). pp. 667-689. ISSN 1225-651X

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Abstract

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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HB;
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 14:42
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:51
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2744

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