Using a bilateral trade equation derived from a monopolistic competition model, we investigated market access reciprocity in food trade among the United States, Canada, the European Union and Japan. We explore country and industry–specific market access asymmetry through the border effect approach, re-challenging the underlying main explanations. Our findings reveal marked asymmetry in reciprocal border effect, both across countries and industries. Trade policy measures, particularly non-tariff barriers (NTBs), the degree of product differentiation and a ‘home bias’ in preferences, are important factors in explaining levels in border effects. Asymmetry in border effects are mainly explained by trade policies.
|Titolo:||Market access asymmetry in food trade|
|Autori interni:||OLPER, ALESSANDRO (Primo)|
RAIMONDI, VALENTINA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Gravity ; Market Access ; Asymmetry ; NTBs ; Food Trade|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10290-008-0158-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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