Séminaire GREDEG - Sandrine Noblet et Antoine Belgodère (Université de Corse)

"Trade, Complexity and Distance: An Empirical Investigation"
Quand ? Le 26-05-2016,
de 14:00 à 15:30
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Sandrine Noblet et Antoine Belgodère

(Université de Corse - LISA CNRS)


Jeudi 26 mai 2016


Résumé : The aim of this paper is to link the complexity of production process and the geographical dimension of fragmentation. More specifically, we address the following questions: 1) how does complexity affect import volumes? and 2) how does complexity affect the sensitivity of trade flows to the distance? To do so, we construct an indicator of complexity from US input-output tables. This indicator is then introduced in a gravity equation (using Comtrade Data) as a regressor and as an interaction term with the distance. Our results show that: imports are recluced by complexity and that more complex production processes are related to higher distance coefficient (in absolute value).


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