The First, the Fastest, the Best?: A Study of Welfare Effects of the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Det första, det snabbaste, det bästa? : En studie av välfärdseffekter av frihandelsavtalet mellan EU och Mexiko (Swedish)
Trade in agricultural products between Mexico and the EU only counts for a small percentage of total trade between them. With the entry into force of the EU-Mexico FTA in 2000, the tariffs on a number of agriculture commodities between the two parties was eliminated or reduced. This will lead to an opening in the trade of agricultural products between the two markets, something that could affect the welfare of the Mexican people positively, if new trade is created. The elimination and reduction of tariffs on agricultural goods could also lead to positive consumption effects as prices on these goods could be lowered. Lower prices on agricultural goods could help a large number of people, especially the poor people of Mexico.
In this thesis, using theories on preferential trade, I aim to examine the effects on the Mexican people due to the elimination of traiffs on agricultural goods between Mexico and the EU consequential to the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. The investigation was carried out for the first two years after integration between the two parties, focusing on agricultural goods in particular. I also aim to determine if there is any group in the Mexican society that has benefited more in terms of welfare as a consequence of the new FTA.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2004. , 83 p.
Master Thesis in Economics, 2004:2
Economics, FTA, preferential trade, welfare effects, Mexico, EU, agricultural trade
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-2204DiVA: diva2:19534