Assessing Regional Trading Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific
John Gilbert (),
Robert Scollay and
No 2001-20, Working Papers from Utah State University, Department of Economics
Using both a gravity model to consider the natural trading bloc hypothesis, and simulation using a CGE model to make welfare estimates, we examine the potential effect of a subset of the new RTA proposal in the APEC region. In broad terms the two approaches appear consistent in their ability to identify RTAs that are beneficial in terms of the welfare of the proposed members. However, comparison of the two alternative approaches does not lead to support for the hypothesis that natural blocs are less likely to be damaging to those economies that remain on the outside of the new proposals.
Keywords: Trade policy; Asia; CGE (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F15 C21 C68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-int
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (26) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Assessing Regional Trading Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific (2011)
Working Paper: ASSESSING REGIONAL TRADING ARRANGEMENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC (2002)
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:usu:wpaper:2001-20
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from Utah State University, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by John Gilbert ().