Shepherd, Ben (2008): Geographical Diversification of Developing Country Exports.
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This paper shows that export costs, tariffs, and international transport costs are all important determinants of geographical export diversification in a sample of 123 developing countries. A 10% reduction in any one of these factors produces a 5%-6% increase in the number of foreign markets entered. Moreover, there is evidence that these impacts differ significantly across countries and sectors: geographical export diversification is more sensitive to export costs and transport costs in more differentiated sectors, and to export costs in lower income countries. These results are generally robust to alternative specifications, and instrumental variables estimation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Geographical Diversification of Developing Country Exports|
|Keywords:||International trade; Trade policy; Trade and development; Extensive margin; Economic geography|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy ; Factor Movement Policy ; Foreign Exchange Policy
|Depositing User:||Ben Shepherd|
|Date Deposited:||28. Oct 2008 07:17|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 09:20|
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