This paper sets out to study the role of cultural and institutional differences across European countries in explaining patterns of bilateral trade within Europe by using a gravity model approach on panel data for 24 European countries, covering the years 2002 through 2006. It may be expected that cultural and institutional “distance” between Eurozone countries would have a comparatively smaller impact on bilateral trade flows by virtue of the countries’ shared currency relative to the impact of such determinants on bilateral trade flows between two countries that do not share a currency. Alternatively, such determinants could have a significant impact on Eurozone trade flows, which might imply that the euro currency union is ill fit for this area whose countries are culturally and institutionally diverse.
"The Impact of Culture, Institutions, and the Euro on Trade Flows in Europe,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol13/iss1/6