Location and the growth of nations
Ramon Moreno and
Bharat Trehan ()
No 97-02, Working Papers in Applied Economic Theory from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Does a country's (long-term) growth depend upon what happens in countries that are nearby? Such linkages could occur for a variety of reasons, including demand and technology spillovers. We present a series of tests to determine the existence of such relationships and the forms that they might take. We find that a country's growth rate is closely related to that of nearby countries, and show that this correlation reflects more that the existence of common shocks. Trade alone does not appear responsible for these linkages either. In addition, we find that being near a large market contributes to growth.
Keywords: Economic; development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997, Revised 1997
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (86) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: Location and the Growth of Nations (1997)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedfap:97-02
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers in Applied Economic Theory from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().