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Distance, Globalization, and International Trade

Ingo Borchert and Yoto Yotov

No 6275, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

Abstract: For a long time globalization could be seen everywhere but in gravity estimates. We offer evidence how globalization affects manufacturing trade over the period 1986-2006 and show that, on average, the effect of distance has fallen whereas the effects of proximity and regional trade agreements have increased over time. We also document substantial cross-country heterogeneity in the extent to which distance elasticities have changed. Countries in the middle of the per-capita income distribution have seen the steepest fall in distance coefficients. At the same time, distance as a trade friction has not lost its bite for a number of low income countries, which may jeopardize their integration into global markets. We present suggestive evidence that the heterogeneous change in distance elasticities is related to secular shifts in the composition of exports.

Keywords: distance puzzle; missing globalization; structural gravity; poor countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 F16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016
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