研討日期

2014712日上午10:20 ~ 13:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院26教室

題目

Trade creating free trade areas and the
undermining of multilateralism

作者

Emanuel Ornelas

文獻出處

E.E.R.(2005)

報告人

Te-Cheng Lu

參加人員

黃鴻、梁文榮、林燕淑、王光正、丁虹仁、彭正浩、高國峯、許至乙、周冰瑤、呂得成、吳尚弈、呂雅媛、施姵全

摘要

In a model where governments have political, as well as economic, motivations, I show that a free trade area induces its members to reduce protection against the non-members, and to do so sufficiently deeply to generate overall trade creation.

Trade creation amplifies the excluded countries’ access to the integrating markets, but also reduces their extra gains from multilateral liberalization. Thus, trade creation can reverse the support of the excluded countries to liberalization on a multilateral basis.

This is more likely to happen when governments outside the free trade area are more responsive to special interests.