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The Economic effects of PTAs

Dee, Philippa


This paper gives a short history of the development of preferential trade agreements (PTAs), followed by a summary of the economics of PTAs. The paper then examines the typical coverage of recent PTAs, and assesses their likely economic effects. Political economy considerations mean that PTAs have tended to be selective in two important ways-they have tended to be preferential, even in the provisions that go beyond goods trade, and they have tended to target only those provisions that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357710802060527


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