Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185502
Authors: 
Ornelas, Emanuel
Ritel, Marcos
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7304
Abstract: 
We use an empirical gravity equation approach to study how nonreciprocal trade preferences (NRTPs), enacted mainly through the Generalized System of Preferences, affect the exports of the beneficiary nations. In line with existing studies, the average trade effect stemming from nonreciprocal preferences is highly unstable across specifications. However, once we allow for heterogeneous effects, results become robust and economically important. Specifically, NRTPs have a strong effect on the exports of beneficiaries when they are members of the World Trade Organization and are very poor. Not-so-poor beneficiaries also expand foreign sales, but only if they are not WTO members. For all others, the average export effects of NRTPs are mute.
Subjects: 
trade preferences
gravity equation
trade policy
nonreciprocity
GSP
JEL: 
F13
F14
F15
F55
F63
O19
O24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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