The Positive Effects of the Schengen Agreement on European Trade

  title={The Positive Effects of the Schengen Agreement on European Trade},
  author={Dane Anthony Davis and Thomas Gift},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: World Economy},
type="main" xml:id="twec12158-abs-0001"> Enacted in 1985, the Schengen Agreement is widely heralded as both a symbol and major institutional advancement of the European project. By eliminating passport requirements for workers, the compact ostensibly produces gains from travel, ease of market access and economies of scale. Yet despite these optimistic predictions, scholars know little about the actual effects of Schengen on trade. We fill this void by identifying why labour mobility should… 

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