Opening the Black Box of Trade Agreements

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In this chapter the author presents a coding methodology to capture the heterogeneity of trade agreements and to facilitate quantitative analysis departing from qualitative legal differences in trade agreements. The coding is based on whether the provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are covered by free trade agreements, as well as whether they are legally enforceable. Then, the author offers a heterogeneity index that is used to analyze the content of a trade agreement. The index can be used in gravity models to estimate the effect of FTAs on trade.
Originele taal-2English
TitelIndicator-Based Monitoring of Regional Economic Integration
SubtitelFourth World Report on Regional Integration
RedacteurenPhilippe De Lombaerde, Edgar J. Saucedo Accosta
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-50860-3
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-50858-0
StatusPublished - 2017

Publicatie series

NaamUnited Nations University Series on Regionalism
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing
ISSN van geprinte versie2214-9848

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