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Philippa Dee

Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government
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Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Australia
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Fax: 61 2 6125 0767

E-Mail: Philippa.Dee@anu.edu.au

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2005The Trade and Investment Effects of Preferential Trading Arrangements
with Jyothi Gali
in International Trade in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 14, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, editors
December 2003The Trade and Investment Effects of Preferential Trading Arrangements
with Jyothi Gali: w10160
This study quantifies the impact of traditional and new age' provisions of preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) on merchandise trade and investment. It does so by estimating gravity models of bilateral trade and investment. It finds that recent and some past PTAs are not as benign as some contemporary empirical assessments have suggested. A careful consideration of the analytical issues including controlling comprehensively for other observable and unobservable factors, and testing explicitly for whether the trade and investment effects are significantly different after PTA formation than before accounts for less favourable finding in this study. It is also possible for PTAs to have adverse effects on investment flows. If investment responds in beachhead' fashion to the trad...

Published:

January 2003Measuring the Cost of Barriers to Trade in Services
with Kevin Hanslow, Tiem Phamduc
in Trade in Services in the Asia Pacific Region, NBER East Asia Seminar on Economics (EASE), Volume 11, Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger, editors
 
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