Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70384
Authors: 
Abrego, Lisandro
Riezman, Raymond
Whalley, John
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Research Report, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario 2002-4
Abstract: 
This paper uses computational techniques to assess whether or not various propositions that have been advanced as plausible in the literature on regional trade agreements may actually hold. The idea is to make probabilistic statements as to whether propositions of interest might hold, rather than to restrict assumptions so they unambiguously hold. Our aim is to blend theory and numerical simulation and go beyond the ambiguous analytically derived propositions that dominate the theoretical literature so as to assess the likelihood of propositions holding for particular model specifications.
Subjects: 
Regional Trade Agreement
Customs Union
Tariff equilibrium
JEL: 
F10
F13
F15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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