Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155668
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 360
Abstract: 
This paper uses a difference-in-differences approach to test the hypothesis that the increase in the per-shipment costs of imports from Japan due to the Fukushima disaster in 2011 lead to an increase in the lumpiness of imports from Japan. Using China and the USA as control groups it is found that the Fukushima trade cost shock reduced the average number of import transactions per year at the firm-good level and, therefore, increased the degree of lumpiness of imports from Japan.
Subjects: 
Fukushima disaster
trade shock
imports
Germany
JEL: 
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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