The Trade Impact of European Union Preferential Policies

An Analysis Through Gravity Models

  • Luca De Benedictis
  • Luca Salvatici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Luca De Benedictis, Luca Salvatici
    Pages 1-13
  3. Luca De Benedictis, Daria Taglioni
    Pages 55-89
  4. Maria Cipollina, Luca Salvatici
    Pages 111-125
  5. Valentina Raimondi, Margherita Scoppola, Alessandro Olper
    Pages 175-195
  6. Mariarosaria Agostino, Federica Demaria, Francesco Trivieri
    Pages 197-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-229

About this book


The book investigates the EU preferential trade policy and, in particular, the impact it had on trade flows from developing countries. It shows that the capability of the "trade as aid" model to deliver its expected benefits to these countries crucially differs between preferential schemes and sectors. The book takes an eclectic but rigorous  approach to the econometric analysis by combining different specifications of the gravity model. An in-depth presentation of the gravity model is also included, providing significant insights into the distinctive features of this technique and its state-of-art implementation. The evidence produced in the book is extensively applied to the analysis of the EU preferential policies with substantial suggestions for future improvement. Additional electronic material can be found online.


Developing Countries Trade EU referential trade policies Gravity model International trade Trade impact of preferential policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca De Benedictis
    • 1
  • Luca Salvatici
    • 2
  1. 1., DIEFUniversità degli Studi di MacerataMacerataItaly
  2. 2., Department of EconomicsUniversity of Roma TreRomeItaly

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