Regional trade agreements, globalization, and global maize exports

Szerb, András Bence and Csonka, Arnold and Fertő, Imre (2022) Regional trade agreements, globalization, and global maize exports. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS-ZEMEDELSKA EKONOMIKA. ISSN 0139-570X


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Globalisation is also having a profound impact on international agricultural trade. This study examines the impact of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and globalization on international maize trade using a gravity model for the period 1996–2020. The results show that, despite globalization, distance has a larger negative impact on bilateral maize trade than on the manufacturing sector. It appears that distance remains an important factor in explaining trade flows in commodity markets, including maize. Our findings on the role of RTAs are in line with the results of previous studies: RTAs are generally preceded by a strengthening of bilateral trade relations. There is mutually positive feedback between the level of bilateral trade and RTA membership. However, the establishment of a common RTA membership and its trade-stimulating effects are not immediately visible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HF Commerce / kereskedelem > HF2 Foreign trade / külkereskedelem
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2022 08:14
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 08:14

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