EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Regionalism in standards: good or bad for trade?

Maggie Chen () and Aaditya Mattoo

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2008, vol. 41, issue 3, 838-863

Abstract: Regional agreements on standards have been largely ignored by economists and blessed by multilateral trade rules. Using a constructed panel data that identifies the different types of agreements at the industry level, we find that such agreements increase the trade between participating countries but not necessarily with the rest of the world. Harmonization of standards may reduce the exports of excluded countries, especially in markets that have raised the stringency of standards. Mutual recognition agreements are more uniformly trade promoting unless they contain restrictive rules of origin, in which case intra-regional trade increases at the expense of imports from other countries.

JEL-codes: F12 F13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (63) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://economics.ca/cgi/xms?jab=v41n3/CJEv41n3p0838.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
Available to subscribers only. Alternative access through JSTOR and Ingenta.

Related works:
Working Paper: Regionalism in Standards: Good or Bad for Trade? (2008) Downloads
Working Paper: Regionalism in standards - good or bad for trade? (2004) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cje:issued:v:41:y:2008:i:3:p:838-863

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://economics.ca/en/membership.php

Access Statistics for this article

Canadian Journal of Economics is currently edited by Katherine Cuff

More articles in Canadian Journal of Economics from Canadian Economics Association Canadian Economics Association Prof. Werrner Antweiler, Treasurer UBC Sauder School of Business 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Prof. Werner Antweiler ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-18
Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:41:y:2008:i:3:p:838-863