Mercosur: Implications for Growth in Member Countries

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Michelle Connolly

Duke University - Department of Economics

Jenessa Gunther

University of Maryland

Abstract

The South American customs union known as Mercosur has contributed significantly to regional trade liberalization. But by encouraging trade within the group at the expense of trade with nonmembers, Mercosur may limit member countries' access to high-technology imports, an important stimulus to growth.

Keywords: Mercosur, South American customs union, trade

JEL Classification: F12, F14, F15

Suggested Citation

Connolly, Michelle and Gunther, Jenessa, Mercosur: Implications for Growth in Member Countries. Current Issues in Economics and Finance Vol. 5, No. 7, May 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996701

Michelle Connolly (Contact Author)

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Jenessa Gunther

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