On the death of distance and borders: Evidence from the nineteenth century
AbstractWe investigate time-dependent border and distance effects in the nineteenth century and document clear declines in these variables over time. This suggests that trade costs may have not declined as dramatically in the late twentieth century as has been supposed.
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Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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- David S. Jacks, 2009. "On the Death of Distance and Borders: Evidence from the Nineteenth Century," NBER Working Papers 15250, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
- N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
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