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Authors: 
Mathä, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 455
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the effects of non-tariff barriers, in terms of both variable and fixed export costs, on trade structure. The relationship between fixed and variable trade costs determines whether international trade emerges. If trade emerges, only variable, but not fixed export costs, influence the trade structure. The empirical results suggest that non-tariff barriers act, in particular, as fixed export costs, as the trade and intra-industry trade emerge in a larger number of industries than prior to the Single European Market programme, while the share of intra-industry trade is unaffected.
Subjects: 
Factor Endowments
Country Size
Non-Tariff Barriers
Market Access
Economic Integration
Intra-& Inter-Industry Trade
JEL: 
F12
F15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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