NAFTA and the Changing Pattern of State Exports
FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2000-029A
37 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2001
Date Written: October 2000
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
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