Report Number

1996-004

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of preferential trading arrangements (PTA), and an equally precipitous rise in the number of papers studying the effects of regionalism. In this paper we assess the effect of preferential trading arrangements on the aggregate and bilateral trading patterns of member countries, and test for three effects of PTAs.

Keywords

International Trade, Trade, Trade Agreements

Date of this Version

1-1-1996

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