Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models

Posted: 24 Jan 2007

See all articles by Michele U. Fratianni

Michele U. Fratianni

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

Heejoon Kang

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

Abstract

We show that statistically and economically significant heterogeneity exists in the distance elasticity in trade gravity models. Distance elasticities critically depend on whether trading partners belong to the OECD and whether they are Christian or Islam countries.

Keywords: OECD, religion, trade flows

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Fratianni, Michele and Kang, Heejoon, Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models. Economics Letters, Vol. 90, No. 1, pp. 68-71, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=959018

Michele Fratianni (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy ( email )

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Heejoon Kang

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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