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Gravity, Distance, and International Trade

Scott Baier (), Amanda Kerr and Yoto Yotov

No 6357, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

Abstract: We review and interpret the main theoretical developments in the gravity literature from its very early, a-theoretical applications to the latest structural contributions. We also discuss challenges and implement methods to estimate empirical gravity equations. We finish with a presentation and examples of numerical simulations with the structural gravity model. Throughout the analysis we attempt to emphasize the links and importance of transportation costs for the trade literature and we outline avenues where we believe interdisciplinary contributions between the international trade and transportation economics fields will be most valuable.

Keywords: structural gravity; estimation; simulation; transportation costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F43 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-hpe, nep-int and nep-tre
Date: 2017
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