In search of WTO trade effects : Preferential trade agreements promote trade strongly , but unevenly ☆

  title={In search of WTO trade effects : Preferential trade agreements promote trade strongly , but unevenly ☆},
  author={Theo S. Eicher and Christian Henn},
a r t i c l e i n f o The literature measuring the effects of WTO membership on trade flows has produced remarkably diverse results. Rose (2004) reports a wide range of empirical specifications that produce no WTO effects. Tomz et al. (2007) use Rose's data but include de facto WTO membership, to find positive WTO trade effects. Rose (2005) also produced positive WTO trade effects after accounting for the diverse trade effects produced by individual preferential trade agreements (PTAs). When… CONTINUE READING


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