Italy appears to be one of the most interesting cases to analyse the effects over time of the establishment of the EU, since many aspects of Italian economy have been shaped by this new political institution. In this chapter, we are interested in a subset of these effects, that is the impact of the EU on the structure of Italian trade specialization.
KeywordsReal Exchange Rate Trade Performance Trade Pattern European Monetary System Vertical Differentiation
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