Economics at your fingertips  

Why do OECD-Countries trade more?

Henri de Groot (), Gert-Jan Linders () and Piet Rietveld
Additional contact information
Gert-Jan Linders: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

No 03-092/3, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute

Abstract: Ineffective institutions increase transaction costs and reduce trade. This paper shows that differences in the effectiveness of institutions offer an explanation for the tendency of OECD countries to trade disproportionately with each other, and with non-OECD countries.

Keywords: bilateral trade; gravity model; institutions; OECD (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-11-13
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tinbergen Office +31 (0)10-4088900 ().

Page updated 2019-06-25
Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20030092