Notes on CEPII’s distances measures
Thierry Mayer () and
Soledad Zignago ()
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
We have calculated and made available different measures of bilateral distances (in kms) available for most countries across the world (225 countries in the current version of the database). For most of them, different calculations of “intra-national distances” are also available. There are two distinct files: a country-specific one (geo_cepii.xls or geo_cepii.dta) and a bilateral one (dist_cepii.xls or dist_cepii.dta), including the set of different distance variables and common dummy variables used in gravity equations to identify particular links between countries such as colonial past, common languages, contiguity. A common use of those files is the estimation of gravity equations describing bilateral trade flows. We try to improve upon the existing similar datasets in terms of geographical coverage, measurement and number of variables provided.
Keywords: Gravity; Bilateral Distances; International Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (212) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/26469/1/MPRA_paper_26469.pdf original version (application/pdf)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/31243/3/MPRA_paper_31243.pdf revised version (application/pdf)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/36347/2/MPRA_paper_36347.pdf revised version (application/pdf)
Working Paper: Notes on CEPII’s distances measures: The GeoDist database (2011)
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:pra:mprapa:26469
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().