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Title:Timeliness and contract enforceability in intermediate goods trade PDF Logo
Authors:Gamberoni, Elisa
Lanz, Rainer
Piermartini, Roberta
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2010-14
Abstract:In particular, the ability to export on time is crucial to explain comparative advantage in intermediate goods. These findings underscore the importance of investing in infrastructure and fostering trade facilitation to boost a country's participation in production networks. Furthermore, we contribute to the so-called distance puzzle by showing that the increasing importance of distance over time is in part driven by trade in intermediate goods.
Subjects:aid for trade
trade facilitation
offshoring
export times
quality of infrastructure
quality of institutions
comparative advantage
JEL:F13
F14
L60
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WTO Staff Working Papers, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

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