Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205660
Authors: 
Genç, Murat
Law, David
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
New Zealand Treasury Working Paper No. 14/05
Publisher: 
New Zealand Government, The Treasury, Wellington
Abstract: 
There are many costs associated with international trade. These costs act as barriers to trade and affect the level of trade. This paper first provides a brief discussion of the state-of- the-art methods used to measure trade costs and to quantify their impact on trade. It then empirically investigates the role of a range of barriers to New Zealand's trade within the framework of a gravity model of trade. The analysis covers New Zealand's trade with around 200 trade partners over the years 2001 to 2006, and includes tariffs and a number of non-trade policy factors such as property rights, financial market sophistication, corruption, and a range of measures related to infrastructure quality. The empirical evidence both in the literature and in this study highlights the growing importance of nonpolicy induced barriers to trade.
JEL: 
F00
F10
F14
ISBN: 
978-0-478-42119-4
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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