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Economic Integration and the Diversification of Regional Exports: Evidence from the Canadian-US Free Trade Agreement
Beine, Michel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Coulombe, Serge [University of Ottawa]
Journal of Economic Geography
Oxford University Press
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[en] Regional specialization ; Free Trade Agreement ; core-periphery structure ; panel data
[en] We investigate the impact of Canada–U.S. trade integration on the degree of export diversification of the Canadian regions. Trade integration is captured through the decrease of trade-weighted tariffs that were boosted by implementation of the Canadian–U.S. Free Trade Agreement. We found strong evidence to support integration’s long-run impact on the patterns of absolute exports diversification.
Significantly, this new finding remains robust to the exclusion of the primary sectors and to the potential presence of unit root in the data. Our results lead us to support a positive long-run relationship between trade integration and export diversification.
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