Estimating the Euro Effects on Trade with Propensity Score Matching

13 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2007

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Pandej Chintrakarn

Mahidol University International College (MUIC)


We investigate the effect of the euro on trade among EMU members. Using various semi-nonparametric methods based on matching, we find that the euro has a statistical and economic impact on trade. The results show that two countries sharing the euro currency trade somewhere between 9% and 14% more than other country-pairs. In addition, we find no evidence of trade diversion due to the euro.

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Chintrakarn, Pandej, Estimating the Euro Effects on Trade with Propensity Score Matching. Review of International Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 186-198, February 2008, Available at SSRN: or

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