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Do small countries of a trade bloc gain more of its enlargement? An empirical test of the Casella effect for the case of the European Community.

Badinger, Harald and Breuss, Fritz (2002) Do small countries of a trade bloc gain more of its enlargement? An empirical test of the Casella effect for the case of the European Community. EI Working Papers / Europainstitut, 46. Forschungsinstitut für Europafragen, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

Casella (1996) derives theoretically the result that the gains from enlarging a trade bloc fall disproportionately on its small member states. Testing this hypothesis for the Member States of the European Community and its enlargements since 1973, we find mixed results, indicating that such a small country bonus may well exists, but that it is partly neutralized or dominated by economic forces that tend to favour large countries. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: economic integration / enlargement / trade blocs / asymmetric gains
Classification Codes: JEL F10, F12, F15
Divisions: Forschungsinstitute > Europafragen
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2003 12:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 14:30
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1732

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