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Utanför unionen - har EU:s östutvidgning påverkat rysk utrikeshandel?

Larsson, Sofia (2008)
Department of Economics
Abstract
In May 2004 eight former communist countries (EU-8) with close historical trade ties to Russia joined the European Union. According to integration theory, we expect that Russia – a so called third country – in some cases may suffer from trade diversion due to this. This thesis focuses on the possible effects on Russian trade resulting from the 2004 eastern enlargement of the European Union. It aims to find out whether any evidence of trade diversion can be found. For this purpose, figures of Russian trade with the EU-8 from 1996 to 2006 are examined, on an aggregated as well as a disaggre­gated level. The results show no evidence of trade diversion. Russian trade with the eight new member countries instead follows the overall pattern of... (More)
In May 2004 eight former communist countries (EU-8) with close historical trade ties to Russia joined the European Union. According to integration theory, we expect that Russia – a so called third country – in some cases may suffer from trade diversion due to this. This thesis focuses on the possible effects on Russian trade resulting from the 2004 eastern enlargement of the European Union. It aims to find out whether any evidence of trade diversion can be found. For this purpose, figures of Russian trade with the EU-8 from 1996 to 2006 are examined, on an aggregated as well as a disaggre­gated level. The results show no evidence of trade diversion. Russian trade with the eight new member countries instead follows the overall pattern of Russian foreign trade, which has increased greatly after the Russian financial crisis in 1998 and in parti­cular since 2004. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In May 2004 eight former communist countries (EU-8) with close historical trade ties to Russia joined the European Union. According to integration theory, we expect that Russia – a so called third country – in some cases may suffer from trade diversion due to this. This thesis focuses on the possible effects on Russian trade resulting from the 2004 eastern enlargement of the European Union. It aims to find out whether any evidence of trade diversion can be found. For this purpose, figures of Russian trade with the EU-8 from 1996 to 2006 are examined, on an aggregated as well as a disaggre­gated level. The results show no evidence of trade diversion. Russian trade with the eight new member countries instead follows the overall pattern of Russian foreign trade, which has increased greatly after the Russian financial crisis in 1998 and in parti­cular since 2004.},
  author       = {Larsson, Sofia},
  keyword      = {EU,östutvidgning,handelsomfördelning,handelsalstring,Ryssland,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Utanför unionen - har EU:s östutvidgning påverkat rysk utrikeshandel?},
  year         = {2008},
}