NAFTA and the Changing Pattern of State Exports

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2000-029A

37 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2001

See all articles by Cletus C. Coughlin

Cletus C. Coughlin

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division

Howard J. Wall

Lindenwood University - Center for Economics and the Environment

Date Written: October 2000

Abstract

This study finds that NAFTA has increased U.S. merchandise exports to Mexico and Canada by just over 15 percent, and has increased total U.S. merchandise exports by nearly 8 percent. We also find that although many states have seen large increases in exports to both Mexico and Canada, others have seen large decreases. NAFTA has also affected states' exports to non-NAFTA regions of the world, tending to decrease exports to Europe and Latin America, and increase exports to Asia. States in the northeast regions of the United States have seen the smallest increases in exports in the wake of NAFTA.

Keywords: NAFTA, State Exports, Gravity Model

JEL Classification: F15, R12

Suggested Citation

Coughlin, Cletus C. and Wall, Howard J., NAFTA and the Changing Pattern of State Exports (October 2000). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2000-029A. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=249008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.249008

Cletus C. Coughlin

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division ( email )

411 Locust St
Saint Louis, MO 63011
United States

Howard J. Wall (Contact Author)

Lindenwood University - Center for Economics and the Environment ( email )

209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
United States

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