Economic Integration and Political Disintegration

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Wacziarg, Romain ; Spolaore, Enrico ; Alesina, Alberto (2000)
  • Publisher: American Economic Association
  • Journal: volume 90, issue 5 December, pages 1,276-1,296
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/aer.90.5.1276
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:F41 | jel:F02 | jel:F43 | jel:F15 | jel:N40

Trade liberalization and political separatism go hand in hand. In a world of trade restrictions, large countries enjoy economic benefits because political boundaries determine the size of the market. In a world of free trade and global markets even relatively small cult... View more
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