Geography and Export Performance: External Market Access and Internal Supply Capacity

43 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2003

See all articles by Stephen J. Redding

Stephen J. Redding

Princeton University

Anthony J. Venables

University of Oxford; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: February 2003

Abstract

This Paper investigates the determinants of countries' export performance looking in particular at the role of international product market linkages. We begin with a novel decomposition of the growth in countries' exports into the contribution from increases in external demand and from improved internal supply-side conditions. Building on the results of this decomposition, we move on to an econometric analysis of the determinants of export performance. Results include the finding that poor external geography, poor internal geography, and poor institutional quality contribute in approximately equal measure to explaining Sub-Saharan Africa's poor export performance.

Keywords: Economic development, economic geography, international trade

JEL Classification: F12, F14, O10

Suggested Citation

Redding, Stephen J. and Venables, Anthony J., Geography and Export Performance: External Market Access and Internal Supply Capacity (February 2003). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3807. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=397424

Stephen J. Redding (Contact Author)

Princeton University ( email )

Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.princeton.edu/~reddings/

Anthony J. Venables

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
23
Abstract Views
1,119
PlumX Metrics