Border Effects in an Enlarged EU Area: Evidence from Imports to CEECs Countries

Posted: 3 Oct 2008

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Miriam Manchin

University College London; Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano

Anna Maria Pinna

Universita di Cagliari - Department of Economics; Universita di Cagliari - Centre for North South Economic Research (CRENOS)

Date Written: April 1, 2007

Abstract

By looking at imports of Eastern European countries we provide novel insights on the importance and magnitude of border effects and on how they are linked with technical barriers to trade. All CEECs traded with themselves more than with other countries. We grouped products into three categories; depending on the importance of applicable technical barriers. Our results show that border effects are the largest for products where we expect to have the most important technical barriers indicating that technical barriers contribute to border effects. We assess if border effects changed over the transition period and we find that for products where technical barriers are less important the magnitude of border effects was declining at the end of the 90s.

JEL Classification: F13, F15

Suggested Citation

Manchin, Miriam and Pinna, Anna Maria, Border Effects in an Enlarged EU Area: Evidence from Imports to CEECs Countries (April 1, 2007). Applied Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1276828

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