Cultural distance and international trade in services: A disaggregate view
Philipp Harms and
Economic Systems, 2020, vol. 44, issue 2
In this paper, we estimate the effect of “cultural distance” on bilateral trade in services. The measure of cultural distance we use is based on scores that reflect country averages of individuals’ attitudes towards inequality, self-orientation, competition, uncertainty, traditions, and indulgence. Controlling for standard ingredients of gravity equations, we show that an aggregate measure of cultural distance has a significantly negative effect on total bilateral services trade. Once we take a more disaggregate view, we find that the strength of this effect differs across various types of services and various aspects of cultural distance.
Keywords: Trade in services; Cultural distance; Gravity equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Cultural Distance and International Trade in Services: A Disaggregate View (2017)
Working Paper: Cultural Distance and International Trade in Services: A Disaggregate View (2016)
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