Geography of Trade Costs in Italy
8 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2008 Last revised: 12 May 2014
Date Written: February 5, 2008
We show that economic development is associated with lower trade costs by applying a gravity equation to exports from 103 Italian provinces to 188 countries over the period 1995-2004. Italian provinces are heterogeneous with respect to trade costs.
Keywords: trade costs, distance, heterogeneity, gravity equation
JEL Classification: F10, F14
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