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Can Brexit defy gravity? It is still much cheaper to trade with neighbouring countries

Estrin, Saul ORCID: 0000-0002-3447-8593, Cote, Christine ORCID: 0000-0002-9487-1290 and Shapiro, Daniel (2018) Can Brexit defy gravity? It is still much cheaper to trade with neighbouring countries. LSE Brexit (21 Aug 2018). Website.

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Is the UK locked into economic relationships dominated by geography? Can it reorient its trade and FDI patterns from the slower growing European economy to faster-growing markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa, as promised by the proponents of Brexit? In this article Saul Estrin, Christine Cote (LSE), and Daniel Shapiro (Simon Fraser University) concentrate their attention on trade in goods and and conclude that in practice, it is much cheaper to trade with neighbouring countries, and it will remain so in the near term.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: European Institute
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F1 - Trade
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 16:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:15

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