The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 251–265 | Cite as

The geographical effects of the NAFTA on Canadian provinces

  • Martin A. AndresenEmail author
Original Paper


This paper investigates the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Canadian provinces. A large body of research has emerged testing the effects of the Canada–US Free Trade Agreement and the NAFTA, but the majority of that research has analyzed the effect of free trade at the national scale despite the fact that different provinces have different industrial compositions and levels of integration with the US. It is found that there is a geographical component to the effect of the NAFTA, and this geographical component varies from province to province.

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F130 F140 F150 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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