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Title:Does corruption facilitate trade for the new EU members? PDF Logo
Authors:Horsewood, Nicholas
Voicu, Anca Monika
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Economics Discussion Papers 2011-53
Abstract:The paper uses a gravity model to examine the role of corruption in the direction of trade in a data set comprising OECD economies, new EU members and developing nations. Contrary to a number of studies, the findings suggest that membership of the RTAs does not always increase bilateral trade whereas reducing a country's corruption does tend to increase trade flows. The results suggest that EU membership, with the associated improvement in the perceived level of corruption, should have a positive impact on Romania and Bulgaria.
Subjects:trade
corruption
EU membership
JEL:F14
F15
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Discussion Papers

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