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Title:European integration and changing trade patterns : the case of the Baltic states PDF Logo
Authors:Laaser, Claus-Friedrich
Schrader, Klaus
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1088
Abstract:The analysis of Baltic regional trade patterns reveals that during the nineties the Baltic states made significant progress to integrate into the Western European division of labour although a significant share of (transit) trade with Russia remained. In view of this development, history seems to matter with respect to the interwar period and the period of Soviet occupation. In addition, a trade entropy analysis and gravity model estimates show that European integration of the Baltic states has a regional centre of gravity located in the Baltic Sea region. The Baltic trade flows increasingly follow the gravitational forces that generally shape trade relations, while regional integration is still much more important than it is normally the case.
Subjects:Eastern enlargement
regional integration
gravity model
Baltic trade patterns
JEL:F15
N74
F14
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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