How do transport costs affect firms’ exports? Evidence from a vanishing bridge
Christian Volpe Martincus,
Pablo Garcia () and
Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 123, issue 2, 149-153
In this paper we provide estimates of the effects of international transport costs on firms’ exports and disentangle the channels of these effects. In so doing, we use a unique dataset consisting of highly disaggregated transaction-level trade and transport cost data and, in order to account for endogeneity, we exploit the exogenous variation in these costs associated with the non-trade related closure of the main bridge connecting two countries.
Keywords: Transport costs; Trade; Firms; Argentina; Uruguay (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F13 F14 H54 L25 C26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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