The Gravity Model of Russia’s International Trade: The Case of a Large Country with a Long Border

27 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2014

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Andrey Kaukin

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy; Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Georgy Idrisov

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Date Written: February 21, 2014

Abstract

The paper contains the results of theoretical development and empirical verification of spatial gravity model of Russian trade. The authors conclude that the spatial variables and especially the location of the state border checkpoints have a significant effect on the volume and routes of Russian imports.

Keywords: international trade, gravity model, border checkpoints

JEL Classification: F1, F2

Suggested Citation

Kaukin, Andrey and Idrisov, Georgy, The Gravity Model of Russia’s International Trade: The Case of a Large Country with a Long Border (February 21, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399439 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2399439

Andrey Kaukin (Contact Author)

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Moscow, 125993
Russia

Russian Foreign Trade Academy

4a Pudovkin str.
Moscow, 119285
Russia

Georgy Idrisov

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Gazetny Lane 3-5
Moscow, 125993
Russia

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