Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104451
Authors: 
Beestermöller, Matthias
Rauch, Ferdinand
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2014-46
Abstract: 
We show that the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy trade significantly more with one another in the aftermath of the collapse of the Iron Curtain than predicted by a standard gravity model. This trade surplus declines linearly and monotonically over time. We argue that these findings suggest that decaying cultural forces explain a significant part of trading capital. We document the rate of decay of these cultural forces.
Subjects: 
Trade
Gravity
Culture
Borders
Habsburg Empire
Persistence
JEL: 
F14
F15
N33
N34
N94
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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