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Affinities and Frictions of Trade Networks

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  • Johansson, Borje
  • Westin, Lars

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This paper formulates a theoretical framework in which the analysis starts with supplier-customer links of micro type. From this we derive aggregate trade links between nodes in a spatial network. It is shown how affinities and barriers shape and influence the establishment of customer links, and how this forms aggregate patterns of flows. The framework is applied to three types of models for determining trade patterns-random discrete choice, information theory and gravity models. Essentially equivalent solutions are derived.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 28 (1994)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 243-61

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:28:y:1994:i:3:p:243-61

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  1. E. Gencer & William Anderson, 2014. "An intra-industry trade model in a vertical differentiation framework," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 52(1), pages 201-226, January.
  2. Erik Bergkvist & Lars Westin, 1998. "Estimation of interregional freight flows with a gravity model by OLS estimation, Poisson and neural network specifications," ERSA conference papers ersa98p255, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Martin Andersson & Hans Lööf & Sara Johansson, 2008. "Productivity and International Trade: Firm Level Evidence from a Small Open Economy," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 144(4), pages 774-801, December.
  4. Westlund, Hans, 1999. "An interaction-cost approach on cross-border cooperation. The case of Mid-Scandinavia," ERSA conference papers ersa99pa391, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Monnesland, Jan & Westlund, Hans, 1999. "Cross border Co-operation in low population density Areas," ERSA conference papers ersa99pa392, European Regional Science Association.
  6. Erik Bergkvist, 2001. "The value of time and forecasting of flowsin freight transportation," ERSA conference papers ersa01p271, European Regional Science Association.
  7. Johansson, Börje, 2004. "Parsing the Menagerie of Agglomeration and Network Externalities," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 2, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  8. Johnson, Andreas, 2006. "FDI inflows to the Transition Economies in Eastern Europe: Magnitude and Determinants," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 59, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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