Institutions, Infrastructure, and Trade

Francois, Joseph; Manchin, Miriam (2013). Institutions, Infrastructure, and Trade. World development, 46, pp. 165-175. Elsevier 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.02.009

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We work with a panel of bilateral trade, exploring the influence of infrastructure and institutional quality on patterns of trade with a Poisson estimator, extended with the Baier and Berstrand method for multilateral resistance and accounting for firm heterogeneity and selection. Trade depends on institutional quality and exporter and importer access to well developed transport and communications infrastructure. While we emphasize exports of developing countries, low institutional and infrastructure quality in the South also limits market access for exports from the North. The pattern of results implies that policy emphasis on developing country market access while not providing enough support for trade facilitation, may be misplaced.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics

Graduate School:

Graduate School of Economic Globalisation and Integration

UniBE Contributor:

Francois, Joseph

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0305-750X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] None

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] None

Language:

English

Submitter:

Joseph Francois

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2016 11:40

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2019 09:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.02.009

Uncontrolled Keywords:

export underperformance; trade; institutions; infrastructure

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.88337

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/88337

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