Regional production adjustment to import competition: evidence from the French agro-industry
Karine Daniel and
No 10-01, Working Papers SMART - LERECO from INRA UMR SMART-LERECO
This paper aims at evaluating the impact of increasing imports on the reallocation of agrifood production across regions within countries. From French data for the period 1995-2002, we show that regional agri-food production adjusts differently to increasing imports according to the region where the agri-food firms are located. More precisely, even though proximity to consumers significantly shapes the spatial distribution of agri-food production, an increase in agri-food imports does not make regions with a high demand more attractive but makes low-wage regions more attractive. In addition, an increase in imports of agricultural products processed by agri-food firms leads to the reallocation of agri-food production from regions with good access to agricultural products towards those withlimited access.
Keywords: trade openness; location; agri-food (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 F12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Regional Production Adjustment to Import Competition: Evidence from the French Agro-Industry (2010)
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