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Exports and logistics

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Do better trade logistics reduce trade costs, raising a country's exports? Yes, but the magnitude of the effect depends on country size. Applying a new gravity model to a comprehensive logistics index, we find that an average-sized country would raise exports by about 46% after a one-standard deviation improvement in logistics. Most countries are much smaller than average however, so the typical effect is only 6%. This difference is chiefly due to multilateral resistance, which stresses t...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2009-07-01
Paper number:
439
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1143988
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pubs:1143988
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2020-12-15

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