NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Are Free Trade Agreements Contagious?

Richard Baldwin, Dany Jaimovich

NBER Working Paper No. 16084
Issued in June 2010
NBER Program(s):   ITI

This paper presents a new model of the domino effect which is used to generate an empirical index of how “contagious” FTAs are with respect to third nations. We test our contagion hypothesis together with alternative specifications of interdependence and other political, economical and geographical determinants of FTA formation. Our main finding is that contagion is present in our data and is robust to various econometric specifications and samples.

download in pdf format
   (342 K)

email paper

This paper is available as PDF (342 K) or via email.

Acknowledgments

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w16084

Published: “Are Free Trade Agreements Contagious?”, with Dany Jaimovich, Journal of International Economics, Volume 88, Issue 1, September 2012, Pages 1–16.

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded these:
Anderson and Yotov w17003 Terms of Trade and Global Efficiency Effects of Free Trade Agreements, 1990-2002
Baldwin w14056 Big-Think Regionalism: A Critical Survey
Baldwin w4465 A Domino Theory of Regionalism
Baldwin w12545 Multilateralising Regionalism: Spaghetti Bowls as Building Blocs on the Path to Global Free Trade
Wang and Whalley w16142 The Trade Performance of Asian Economies During and Following the 2008 Financial Crisis
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
Data
People
About

Support
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us