Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117130
Authors: 
Linders, Gert-Jan
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: 
Barriers to international trade are more sizeable than can be accounted for on the basis of formal trade barriers and transport costs alone. Search costs in the international marketplace and insecurity of property and contract enforcement have recently been stressed to explain this observation. This paper proposes that both elements can be combined to explain observed trade patterns. Distinguishing between homogeneous and differentiated product groups, we estimate gravity equations to investigate how patterns of bilateral trade are affected by variation in the quality of institutions across countries. JEL codes: F14, F15 Keywords: institutions, bilateral trade, gravity model, sectoral analysis, markets
Subjects: 
institutions
bilateral trade
gravity model
sectoral analysis
markets
JEL: 
F14
F15
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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