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How do transport costs affect firms’ exports? Evidence from a vanishing bridge

Christian Volpe Martincus, Jeronimo Carballo, Pablo Garcia () and Alejandro Graziano

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 123, issue 2, 149-153

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.01.030

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