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The Geography of Intra-Industry Trade: Empirics.

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This Paper uses bilateral trade data for OECD countries at the 3-digit industry level to investigate the geography of intra-industry trade (IIT). IIT diminishes with distance and much of the existing empirical literature suggests that this is an inherent characteristic of such trade, arguing that trade in sectors intensive in IIT is choked off rapidly by distance. We show that the dependence of IIT on geography arises not because of any inherent feature of the effects of distance on such trad...

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CEPR
Volume:
3368
Series:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Host title:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2002-01-01
Paper number:
3368
Language:
English
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uuid:f43e2a3f-8810-4009-9fa6-6d95e1c1f383
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11641
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2011-08-16

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