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dc.contributor.authorCaétano, José Manuel Martinsen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalego, Auroraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVaz, Elsa Cristinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVieira, Carlosen_US
dc.contributor.authorVieira, Isabelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:52:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:52:00Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22122-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to examine recent developments in trade and FDI flows between the EU and the CEEC, trying to anticipate future consequences from the economic integration of the two blocks. Economic theory suggests that integration conveys positive effects upon welfare, due to the reallocation of resources and the restructuring of production and trade. The Eastern enlargement represents both an opportunity and a risk for the EU members as well as for the CEEC. As a result of the differences in size between the two groups of countries involved, it is likely that on average the CEEC will face the highest risks but may also experience the largest benefits. It is expected that both trade and FDI flows will increase with deeper economic integration. However, the free circulation of goods, services and capital over a wider geographic area creates opportunities for the exploitation of scale economies, which may lead to the geographical concentration of production. Therefore, in spite of the expected positive global effects, it is acknowledged that, during the transition period, difficulties may arise in those sectors, regions and firms confronted with new competitive challenges. In the CEEC, transition from centrally planned to market economies coexists with the plans for future integration in the EU. Both processes prompt internal and external liberalisation processes, with social and economic consequences that are difficult to predict. In order to develop a coherent study in such a complex context, an attempt is made to integrate different analytical perspectives. The exhaustive assessment of the changes in the pattern of trade between candidates and current EU members comprehends an analysis of the global intensity of trade flows and of potential trade creation and diversion effects. The study also examines tendencies for sectoral specialisation and the evolution of the position of countries in the process of international segmentation of production. In respect to FDI, an empirical assessment of its main determinants is followed by the evaluation of potential diversion of investment flows from the EU periphery to the CEEC.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEzoneplus working paper 7en_US
dc.subject.jelF17en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrade and FDIen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Erweiterungen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropäische Wirtschafts- und Währungsunionen_US
dc.subject.stwAussenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwIntraindustrieller Handelen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe Eastward Enlargement of the Eurozone Trade and FDIen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn393794644en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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