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dc.contributor.authorBerger, Helgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorNitsch, Volkeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:47:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:47:49Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26520-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores official trade data to identify patterns of smuggling in international trade. Our main measure of interest is the difference in matched partner trade statistics, i.e., the extent to which the recorded export value in the source country deviates from the reported import value in the destination country. Analyzing 4-digit product level data for the world's five largest importers for the period from 2002-2006, we find that the reporting gaps are highly correlated with the level of corruption in both partner countries. This finding supports the hypothesis that trade gaps partly represent smuggling activities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper|x2475en_US
dc.subject.jelD73en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelF19en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordilliciten_US
dc.subject.keywordillegalen_US
dc.subject.keywordtradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordstatisticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtariffsen_US
dc.subject.stwSchmuggelen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsstatistiken_US
dc.subject.stwExporten_US
dc.subject.stwImporten_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleGotcha!: a profile of smuggling in international tradeen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589273108en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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