International trade and endogenous standards: the case of GMO regulations

Vigani, Mauro and Raimondi, V and Olper, A (2012) International trade and endogenous standards: the case of GMO regulations. World Trade Review, 11 (03). pp. 415-437. ISSN 1474-7456

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Abstract

This paper quantifies the effect of GMO regulation on bilateral trade flows of agricultural products. We develop a composite index of GMO regulations and using a gravity model we show that bilateral differences in GMO regulation negatively affect trade flows. This effect is especially driven by labeling, approval process and traceability. Our results are robust to the endogeneity of GMO standards to trade flows.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB175 Food crops
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Eleanor Hawketts
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016 21:18
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2852

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