Trade and Welfare Effects of the EU's Bilateral and Regional
Project Manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
The project has studied the economic consequences of bilateral and regional trade agreements and employed a method previously not used in the EU context.
The purpose has been to examine whether trade flows increase more for goods where the parties joining a free trade area have comparative advantages. The European Union can be seen as a regional trade agreement, since it lowers non tariff barriers.
SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in current European affairs. As an independent governmental agency, we connect academic analysis and policy-making at Swedish and European levels.