EU enlargement and the internal geography of countries

Matthieu Daniel CROZET, Pamina Koenig SOUBEYRAN

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the relation between economic integration and the location of economic activity in a country. We extend a new economic geography model in which trade liberalization affects both the agglomeration and dispersion forces that shape the spatial equilibrium. We show that integration generally fosters spatial concentration in the region that has a pronounced advantage in terms of its access to international markets, unless competitive pressure from foreign firms is too high. Our results shed light on the optimal currency area debate concerning the enlarged European Union. The last section provides empirical evidence on Romanian data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-279
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Comparative Economics
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Agglomeration
Foreign firms
EU enlargement
Spatial concentration
European Union
Empirical evidence
Trade liberalization
Geography
Economic integration
Economic activity
International markets
Optimal currency area
New economic geography
Spatial equilibrium

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CROZET, Matthieu Daniel ; SOUBEYRAN, Pamina Koenig. / EU enlargement and the internal geography of countries. In: Journal of Comparative Economics. 2004 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 265-279.
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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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