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Exporting Spatial Externalities

Andrew Cassey (), Katherine Schmeiser () and Andreas Waldkirch ()

Open Economies Review, 2016, vol. 27, issue 4, 697-720

Abstract: Abstract Using spatial econometrics, we estimate the effect of externalities generated by neighbors’ exports on place-level exports, explicitly modeling the distance to those neighbors. We find there is a positive effect of neighbors’ exports on exports to the same country but less so for exporting generally. We also find that using a spatial-weights term based on the physical distance between exporters greatly outperforms a dichotomous measure based on exporters in the same region. The results are robust to alternative definitions of the spatial weight.

Keywords: Externalities; Exports; Distance; Spatial econometrics; Russia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 F14 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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