Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117077
Authors: 
Beugelsdijk, Sjoerd
Groot, Henri De
Linders, Gert-Jan
Slangen, Arjen
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
There is large variation in trade patterns across the world. Despite the popular discussion on the ‘death of distance’, distance is still the most important variable explaining this variation. In explaining trade patterns across the worls, it is important to acknowledge the multiple dimensions of distance. In this paper, we empirically investigate the relevance of several of these dimensions. Apart from physical distance, we also consider the effects of cultural distance and institutional distance. Our results reveal the importance of all three dimensions. JEL classification: F14 Keywords: bilateral trade, gravity models, cultural distance, institutional distance
Subjects: 
bilateral trade
gravity models
cultural distance
institutional distance
JEL: 
F14
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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