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Tariff Bindings and the Dynamic Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements - TDPE

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Trade, Development, and Trade Economy present:

Halis Murat Yildiz, Professor of Economics, Ryerson University

Tariff Bindings and the Dynamic Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements 

(Coauthored with James Lake & Molse Nken)

The authors show that multilateral tariff binding liberalization substantially impacts the nature and extent of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) formation. First, it shapes the nature of forces constraining expansion of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).  Second, it shapes the role played by PTAs in the attainment of global free trade. The authors’ theoretical analysis also has implications regarding recent empirical discussions over the relative merits of FTAs versus Customs Unions. 
Haliz Murat Yildiz is Professor of Economics at Ryerson University in Toronto. His research areas include International Trade, Industrial Organization and Economic Development. His work has been published in top journals such as the American Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics & Management and the European Economic Review. He holds a PhD in Economics from Southern Methodist University.

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