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Analysis of trade flows and comparative advantages of Slovene agri-food products

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.02.00  Biotechnical sciences  Animal production   

Code Science Field
S180  Social sciences  Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy 
S186  Social sciences  International commerce 
S187  Social sciences  Agricultural economics 
International trade, trade flows, agri-food products, EU enlargement, tariffs, Armington model
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05677  PhD Štefan Bojnec  Economics  Researcher  2004  1,770 
2.  22363  PhD Darja Majkovič  Plant production  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  172 
3.  19348  PhD Črtomir Rozman  Plant production  Researcher  2004 - 2007  634 
4.  10036  PhD Jernej Turk  Plant production  Head  2004 - 2007  429 
5.  09472  PhD Marko Volk  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2004 - 2007  462 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0482  University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences  Hoče  5089638004  9,970 
Due to the EU enlargement there exists a need in Slovenia for the detailed analysis of the foreign trade with agri-food products and empirical estimation of the likely changes in agri-food trade flows, following the harmonisation of tariff levels. The enlargement should follow the GATT agreement articles (article XXIV). After the enlargement all trade barriers between new and old members will be abolished and EU''s Common External Tariff will be adopted as well as new trade agreements with third countries. Detailed analysis will be made for all agri-food products of Combined Nomenclature (first 24 chapters) at dissagregated level at 6 digits (and later adoption of NACE classification) with corresponding trade indicators as development and upgrading of the study for the period 1992-2001 (Bojnec, Hartmann, 2001) with determination of trade flows such as intra-industry (IIT) versus inter-industry trade (IT), vertical and horizontal IIT,etc. We will analyse comparative advantages and the potentials for their development of selected agri-food products (with emphasis on raw and processed poultry products) and their integration into international trade flows. Furthermore the application of Armington trade model (1969) will be implemented. With this approach, like in other CEECs, we will simulate the new import repartition with the model with imperfect substitutability and the products being differentiable according to their origin. Due to the Custom Union (CU) theory trade is expected to be impacted in two ways - trade creation and trade diversion effects. Consequently, the monitoring of actual changes after the accession and possible creation of databases for complete overview, analysis and forecasting of the trade development with agri-food products as information for the decision-makers at all levels of economic system can be developed.
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