Democratization and trade policy: An empirical analysis of developing countries

  title={Democratization and trade policy: An empirical analysis of developing countries},
  author={Leonardo Baccini},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={455 - 479}
  • Leonardo Baccini
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics
  • European Journal of International Relations
I show that the process of democratization in developing countries constitutes an important factor in the formation of preferential trade agreements. Specifically, democratizing developing countries are more likely to form a preferential trade agreement with richer countries, whereas there is little evidence that democratic transition affects the probability of a developing country joining a preferential trade agreement with other developing countries. This result follows naturally from median… 
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