The Extent of Economic Integration in Europe: Border Effects, Technical Barriers to Trade & Home Bias in Consumption. CEPS Working Document No. 171, August 2001

@inproceedings{Brenton2001TheEO,
  title={The Extent of Economic Integration in Europe: Border Effects, Technical Barriers to Trade & Home Bias in Consumption. CEPS Working Document No. 171, August 2001},
  author={P. C. Brenton and Marc Vancauteren},
  year={2001}
}
This paper brings together two important facets of current debates concerning trade policy and trade modelling: the importance of estimated border effects and the impact of technical barriers to trade. Here we try and identify the effect of technical barriers on the imports of EU countries by estimating gravity equations applied to data in which sectors are grouped according to the approach adopted by the EU to the removal of technical barriers (New Approach, Old Approach, mutual recognition… CONTINUE READING

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