Intra and offshore trade in the euro zone and trade imbalances

Jong Hee Kim, Joocheol Kim

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By examining trade imbalances using 40 countries including Euro-zone countries, we show that the trade imbalance has been exacerbated after joining the Euro zone for the member countries, and the intra trade has greater impact on the imbalance than the offshore trade. For the trade between northern countries and southern countries in the Euro-zone, the imbalance worsens after joining the Euro zone. The bilateral gaps in the government expenditure and the unemployment have significant effect. Excessive government expenditure leads to the increase in the trade imbalance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1064
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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