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dc.contributor.authorBuch, Claudia M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKleinert, Jörnen_US
dc.contributor.authorToubal, Fariden_US
dc.coverage.temporal1990-2000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:00:15Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:00:15Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/17901-
dc.description.abstractGlobalization seems to have diminished the importance of geographical distance. However, empirical studies find that distance coefficients in gravity equations change little over time. This paper argues that changes in distance coefficients do not carry much information on changes in distance costs over time. Changes in distance costs are to a large extent picked up solely in the constant term of gravity models. The distance coefficient instead measures the relative difference between far way and close countries. A proportional fall in distance costs that leads to a proportional increase in economic activity would be consistent with constant distance coefficients.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKieler Arbeitspapiere 1159en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.jelF0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddistance coefficientsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgravity equationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordglobalizationen_US
dc.subject.stwGravitationsmodellen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwRäumliche Verteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGlobalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwDistanzen_US
dc.titleThe Distance Puzzle: On the Interpretation of the Distance Coefficient in Gravity Equationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn363645829en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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