Spain and the EU enlargement: a foreing trade perspective

The aim of this work is to compare the evolution during the last years of the
Spanish and EU new accession countries foreign trade flows and, in particular,
the evolution of the quality of this foreign trade. We use for that purpose
different ratios to identify that quality: the revealed comparative advantage
and the range position of the exports. From that perspective we analyze the
possible implications and commercial consequences of the EU enlargement
for the Spanish economy. The study reveals the existence of structural
weaknesses of our economy in the more competitive new commercial
environment created by the EU enlargement.
Journal: 
22
Authors: 
Fernando Luengo Escalonilla
Ignacio Álvarez Peralta
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