Call for papers: Special issue on "Trade Facilitation, Transport Costs and Logistics: A New Challenge for European Competitiveness" open for submissions

Editor: Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, University of Göttingen

Abstract: One of the political priorities of the European Union is to become more competitive vis-à-vis other economic areas. The ability to reduce behind-the-border barriers for goods and services, as well as the ability to develop new infrastructures, or even the ability to reap the benefits of the enlarged internal market, have a direct influence on the development of European competitiveness.
The special issue aims to provide empirical and theoretical analyses of issues relating to comparative advantage, trade costs, logistics, production networks and bilateral trade flows. Surveys of the literature are welcomed along with original pieces of research. Topics can include but are not limited to measurement of trade facilitation, economic integration effects, and trade policy issues including rules of origin and product standards. Submissions that focus on country studies or deal with experiences outside Europe are also welcome.

Deadline for paper submissions: July 30, 2011