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Bilateral trade of cultural goods

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  • Anne-Célia Disdier

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  • Silvio Tai
  • Lionel Fontagné
  • Thierry Mayer

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International trade flows of cultural goods have grown rapidly over the last decades and their liberalization will be an important issue of future multilateral trade negotiations. In this paper, we focus on bilateral trade in cultural goods and investigate its determinants. Furthermore, we use trade in cultural goods as a proxy for countries’ cultural proximity and study if countries with proximate cultural tastes have more intense bilateral exchanges. Our estimations show a positive and significant influence of cultural flows on overall trade, suggesting that regulations fostering domestic cultural creation might have impacts going beyond what is generally expected.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 145 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (January)
Pages: 575-595

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:145:y:2010:i:4:p:575-595

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Keywords: Cultural goods; Cultural tastes; International trade; Gravity; F10; Z10;

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  1. Felbermayr, Gabriel & Toubal, Farid, 2006. "Cultural proximity and trade," Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge 305, University of Tübingen, School of Business and Economics.
  2. Luca De Benedictis & Silvia Nenci & Gianluca Santoni & Lucia Tajoli & Claudio Vicarelli, 2013. "Network Analysis of World Trade using the BACI-CEPII dataset," Working Papers 2013-24, CEPII research center.
  3. Yungho Weng & Chih-Hai Yang & Yi-Ju Huang, 2009. "Intellectual property rights and U.S. information goods exports: the role of imitation threat," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 109-134, May.
  4. Gaulier, Guillaume & Zignago, Soledad, 2004. "Notes on BACI (analytical database of international trade). 1989-2002 version," MPRA Paper 32401, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Maystre, Nicolas & Olivier, Jacques & Thoenig, Mathias & Verdier, Thierry, 2009. "Product-Based Cultural Change: Is the Village Global?," CEPR Discussion Papers 7438, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Isaac Holloway, 2014. "Foreign entry, quality, and cultural distance: product-level evidence from US movie exports," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 150(2), pages 371-392, May.

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