Preferential Trading Arrangements and Industrial Location
Diego Puga () and
Anthony Venables ()
CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
This paper considers the location effects of geographically discriminatory trade policy. A preferential move towards a customs union pulls industry into the integrating countries. When internal barriers fall below some critical level, input-output links between imperfectly competitive firms lead some customs union countries to gain industry at the expense of others. A hub- and-spoke arrangement favours location in the hub, with better reciprocal access induces agglomeration in the hub and may trigger disparities between the spokes.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: Preferential trading arrangements and industrial location (1997)
Working Paper: Preferential Trading Arrangements and Industrial Location (1995)
Working Paper: Preferential trading arrangements and industrial location (1995)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0267
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().