Do managers and experts agree? A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data
AbstractThis paper constructs country-level aggregates of trade facilitation measures from firm-level responses in the Enterprise Surveys and compares them with the Doind Business indicators, the Logistics Performance Index and the Enabling Trade Index. Correlations between the data sources are low even for very specific and simlar questions. We also us the Enterprise Surveys to distinguisj between within-country inter-firm varaiation and between-country variation, finding that the latter acccounts for only a quarter of the total. for the purposes of identifying where reform is needed and estimating the relationship between trade facilitation and exports, these findings rasie the issue of which form of variation is more informative and which data source is more reliable.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 2010-29.
Date of creation: 2010
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- Alberto Behar, 2010. "Do managers and experts agree? A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data," Economics Series Working Papers CSAE WPS/2010-29, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- Alberto Behar, 2010. "Do managers and experts agree?� A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data," Economics Series Working Papers 503, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
- O24 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
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- Márquez-Ramos, Laura & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Suárez-Burguet, Celestino, 2011.
"Trade policy versus trade facilitation: An application using Good Old OLS,"
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2011-38, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
- Márquez-Ramos, Laura & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Suárez-Burguet, Celestino, 2012. "Trade policy versus trade facilitation: An application using good old OLS," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 6(11), pages 1-38.
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