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How Important is State Enforcement for Trade?


Peter T. Leeson


George Mason University - Department of Economics


American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming

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This paper investigates the effect of state contract enforcement on international trade. I estimate a gravity model of bilateral trade using panel data that covers 157 countries over the last 50 years. I find that state enforcement increases trade between nations - but less impressively than its status as essential for flourishing trade suggests. My analysis provides the first direct evidence of state enforcement's impact on trade in general and international trade in particular.

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Date posted: December 12, 2005  

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Leeson, Peter T., How Important is State Enforcement for Trade?. American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=869144

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Peter T. Leeson (Contact Author)
George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.peterleeson.com
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