DP1576 | Domino Effects in Western European Trade, 1960-92

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21/02/1997

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This paper uses a standard gravity equation to test the hypothesis of domino effects in Western Europe. The question being addressed is whether increased integration within the EC has impacted negatively on non-members and thereby prompted their application for EC membership. The paper finds that the EC?s Internal Market programme may have caused such an effect on EFTA member countries.