Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19364
Authors: 
Nitsch, Volker
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 203
Abstract: 
This paper examines data on trade flows between West German Bundesländer (federal states) and East Germany to explore the effect of national borders on trade. Although the data cover only a small fraction of intra-German trade flows, I find a home bias of about factor 2.2; West German shipments to East Germany are about 120% larger than deliveries to an otherwise similar foreign country. Based on this result, possible implications for border regions are discussed
Subjects: 
home bias
intranational trade
gravity regression
unification
JEL: 
F15
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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