Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117072
Authors: 
Derado, Dražen
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
Economic integration in Europe will have significant effects not only on participating countries, but also on countries remaining outside of the EU-structures. Starting from the theory of custom union and the trade creation and trade diversion effects, this paper tries to apply the theoretical inferences relating to the countries participating in economic integration to those countries which do not take part in it. The ex ante-analysis focuses mainly on long-term dynamic effects which follow from increasing export possibilities and advantages from economies of scale. Taking into account the foreseen dynamics of trade barriers elimination as well as the effects of trade liberalization so far, the paper estimates the expected effects of further trade liberalization and the adjustment costs arising from increased competition and changing pattern of specialization. In doing so, it makes use of the export similarity index and the methodology of intra-industry trade measurement. Key words: customs union, economies of scale, intra-industry trade, EU, Croatia
Subjects: 
customs union
economies of scale
intra-industry trade
EU
Croatia
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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