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dc.contributor.authorNovy, Dennisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-01T13:04:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-01T13:04:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52476-
dc.description.abstractBarriers to international trade are known to be large but due to data limitations it is hard to measure them directly for a large number of countries over many years. To address this problem I derive a micro-founded measure of bilateral trade costs that indirectly infers trade frictions from observable trade data. I show that this trade cost measure is consistent with a broad range of leading trade theories including Ricardian and heterogeneous firms models. In an application I show that U.S. trade costs with major trading partners declined on average by about 40 percent between 1970 and 2000, with Mexico and Canada experiencing the biggest reductions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper: Trade Policy |x3616en_US
dc.subject.jelF10en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgravityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultilateral resistanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordRicardian tradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneous firmsen_US
dc.titleGravity redux: Measuring international trade costs with panel dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn671521624en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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