Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125169
Authors: 
Magerman, Glenn
Studnicka, Zuzanna
Van Hove, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2015-69
Abstract: 
This paper compares various estimation techniques used to determine the impact of distance and borders on international trade. The results consistently confirm the significantly negative distance effect, while the border effect, measured by evaluating whether intra-continental trade exceeds inter-continental trade, appears to be ambiguous and dependent on the estimation method. In addition, also the size of both effects varies substantially across estimation methods. Finally, the authors generally find that the estimations are in line with the respective weighting schemes of each estimation method.
Subjects: 
distance effect
border effect
JEL: 
F10
F14
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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