Accessibility navigation

What are the economic effects of regional trade agreements?

Gerschewski, S. (2013) What are the economic effects of regional trade agreements? Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 8 (1). pp. 57-63. ISSN 2326-3636

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.


It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.


The purpose of this study is to review the economic effects of regional trade agreements (RTAs). We examine whether RTAs lead to trade creation or trade diversion, thus raising or lowering world welfare. In addition, we investigate whether RTAs are contributing to or are hindering global free trade. Our review suggests that there is inconsistency in the trade creation and diversion effects of RTAs with empirical support for both effects. In addition, there tends to be no consensus in the literature on the role of RTAs as “building blocks” or “stumbling blocks” for global free trade. The study raises implications for future research.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:74994
Publisher:Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation