Geographic Proximity, Trade and International Conflict/Cooperation
John Robst (),
Solomon Polachek and
Yuan-Ching Chang ()
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Yuan-Ching Chang: Chinese Cultural University
No 1988, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
This paper examines the interactive effect of distance and trade on international conflict and cooperation. The effect of geographic distance depends on trade, while the effect of trade varies with geographic distance. Trade reduces conflict to a greater extent when dyads are geographically close, but has a greater effect on cooperation when countries are more distant. Geographic proximity increases conflict and cooperation more among non-trading dyads.
Keywords: conflict; trade; distance; geographic proximity; cooperation; international interactions; international relations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 A13 F1 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2007, 24 (1), 1-24
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