Geography of Trade Costs in Italy

8 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2008 Last revised: 12 May 2014

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Michele U. Fratianni

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy; Universita' Politecnica delle Marche

Francesco Marchionne

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy; Università Politecnica delle Marche - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 5, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fratianni, Michele and Marchionne, Francesco, Geography of Trade Costs in Italy (February 5, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1090504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1090504

Michele Fratianni (Contact Author)

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