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20 years with the Schengen Area - Does it boost trade?

Ring Eggers, Amanda LU (2016) NEKN01 20161
Department of Economics
Abstract
The Schengen Agreement was implemented 1995 between seven nations, making it easier for Europeans to travel and work by removing internal borders. The area has expanded since its inception and today includes 26 nations. Internal borders have, however, been reintroduced in the aftermath of the refugee crisis. An interesting question is therefore whether the Schengen Agreement brought any benefits to the trade with goods. This thesis investigates if the Schengen Agreement has increased bilateral trade with goods. The author uses a gravity model and estimates it with a Poisson pseudomaximum-likelihood estimator. The results suggest that import value increases with 3.6 percent if the both countries are a part of the Schengen area.
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author
Ring Eggers, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN01 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Schengen, Trade, SITC, Border Controls, Gravity Model
language
English
id
8890812
date added to LUP
2016-09-09 14:03:23
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2016-09-09 14:03:23
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  abstract     = {The Schengen Agreement was implemented 1995 between seven nations, making it easier for Europeans to travel and work by removing internal borders. The area has expanded since its inception and today includes 26 nations. Internal borders have, however, been reintroduced in the aftermath of the refugee crisis. An interesting question is therefore whether the Schengen Agreement brought any benefits to the trade with goods. This thesis investigates if the Schengen Agreement has increased bilateral trade with goods. The author uses a gravity model and estimates it with a Poisson pseudomaximum-likelihood estimator. The results suggest that import value increases with 3.6 percent if the both countries are a part of the Schengen area.},
  author       = {Ring Eggers, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Schengen,Trade,SITC,Border Controls,Gravity Model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {20 years with the Schengen Area - Does it boost trade?},
  year         = {2016},
}