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|Title:||Why do trade costs vary?|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the Empirical Investigations in Trade and Geography, 2009.|
|Publisher:||University of Melbourne|
|Conference Name:||Empirical Investigations in Trade and Geography (2009 : Melbourne, Australia)|
|Richard Pomfret and Patricia Sourdin|
|Abstract:||As tariffs have fallen, it is apparent that trade costs are a significant obstacle to international trade and that they vary from country to country. We analyse country-by-country variations in trade costs, controlling for distance and commodity composition, and using measures of corruption/institutions. Using disaggregated Australian import data, we find that exporting countries‟ institutional quality is more strongly related to trade costs for air freight than sea freight; the relationship is commodity-specific and strongest for manufactured goods. Country-specific characteristics influencing trade costs provide a link between institutions and economic development.|
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|Appears in Collections:||Economics publications|
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