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Impacts of EU enlargement process - a gravity model approach

Neumanné Virág, Ildikó (2015) Impacts of EU enlargement process - a gravity model approach. In: Enterprise Research Innovation Conference, 2015.09.10-2015.09.11., Kotor, Montenegro.

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Abstract

The approach based on the law of gravity for the study of international trade flows has been widely used in recent years. Gravity model based studies have achieved empirical success in ex plaining various” flows ” , for example international trade. Due to simplicity, high explanatory ability and improved econometrics the model is convenient as an examination tool for the researchers. The objective of this research is to provide an overview of the EU enlargement process in the period between 2000 and 2010 by means of a gravity model, as well as to esti mate and measure the trade growth as a consequence of the opening up of the trade in the EU. Analysing the trade prospects for the new EU me mber states is important in t he context of European enlargement. My research question is the following: what was the effect of EU enlargement on trade within and outside the EU? I find that the EU enlargement has large and significant effects on both old and new members' trading activities. Old and new members both increased their exports; new members decreased their imports from the rest of the world. The relevant source of novelty to research lies in the methodology of the econometric model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HA Statistics / statisztika
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány > HB4 Dynamics of the economy / gazdasági folyamatok
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HF Commerce / kereskedelem > HF2 Foreign trade / külkereskedelem
Depositing User: Dr. Zsuzsanna Banász
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2016 18:51
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2016 18:51
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/32010

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